December 18, 2013 The NCPRI recognises the important step taken by Parliament yesterday in moving towards ensuring a legislative framework for accountability.While the passage of the Lokpal Bill by Parliament is critical, it would be only a half measure, if the Grievance Redress Bill and Whistle Blower’s Protection Bill are not simultaneously discussed and passed by Parliament….

25th November 2013 Dear Mr. Jairam Ramesh, In March this year, RTI activist Ram Kumar Thakur of Muzzaffarpur, Bihar was brutally murdered as a result of his efforts to fight for transparency in Panchayat accounts including in the MGNREGA in his Panchayat – Ratnauli Panchayat in Muzzafarpur District of Bihar. After a public hearing on…

Times of India in collaboration with NCPRI is going to run a nation-wide campaign on the Right to Information as part of their “I Lead India” campaign. The campaign will be from the October 12th to 25th. The official website for the campaign can be reached at www.rtiday.com. As part of the campaign, a one-day RTI training will…

August 29, 2013 On the 28th of August 2013, the NCPRI sent a letter to Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the UPA requesting her to take steps to ensure that the RTI Amendment Bill is referred to a Standing Committee for pubic consultation. The letter by the NCPRI states, “Any amendment that dilutes the people’s…

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