India is losing its cherished right to know

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies   Source: TH  Direction: This is an editorial article. The article highlights how the 2019 amendments to the RTI Act affected the functioning of the Central Information Commission.    Context: The Central Information Commission’s (CIC) most important role is to decide whether particular information sought …

Pending RTI pleas:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.   Context: A report on the Performance of Information Commissions in India, 2021 was recently released.   Key findings: CIC has three vacancies left and has not functioned at its full strength of 10 Commissioners. There were delays in disposing of cases due to …