- NPAs under PM Modi's Mudra scheme jumped 126% in FY19
- shows RTI
- RTI query reveals banking frauds of ₹ 2.05 Trillion reported in the last 11 years
- 509 per cent rise in cases under child labour law: Study
- The Central Information Commission has allowed disclosure of file notings on the mercy petition of a rape and murder convict, rejecting the government's contention that the records cannot be disclosed as these are privileged documents under Article 74(2) of the Constitution.
- Electoral bonds worth over ₹5,800 crore were bought by donors to fund political parties between March 1, 2018 and May 10, 2019, a Right to Information reply has said.
- Don't pay 500/- for answer sheet now- Supreme Court says if Answer sheet is asked under RTI, RTI Fees will be governed
Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'attorney'.
Found 5 results
karira posted a topic in RTI in Mediakarira has just uploaded Delhi HC: Attorney General is a PA under RTI! (From an email received from Mr R K Jain) 1. [FON
Sajib Nandi posted a topic in Off TopicReported by Timesofindia.indiatimes.com on Jan 1, 2015 SC collegium out, panel to pick judges gets President's nod - The Times of India The Supreme Court collegium system of appointing judges for the apex court and high courts gets a burial with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to the judicial appointments commission bill on Wednesday. The Bill has already been ratified by at least 17 states and many more are in the process of doing it, said a senior law ministry official. It is mandatory for a constitutional amendment bill after it is passed by both the Houses of Parliament to be ratified by at least half of the states. This brings to an end a system which the apex court had, through a judgment in 1993, decided to appoint judges to put an end to the earlier practice of the government appointing judges. The process of replacing the collegium with a judicial commission was first initiated during the first NDA government when it had brought a Bill in 2003 but this was never taken up by Parliament for consideration. But after the Narendra Modi took over, Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was the law minister in the first NDA government, initiated the NJAC bill to replace the collegium and finally pursued political parties to evolve a consensus. The government will shortly notify the new Constitutional amendment replacing the SC collegium with the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). After the notification, the process of setting up of the NJAC will begin as provided under an enabling legislation which has also been passed by Parliament along with the Constitution amendment bill. The enabling NJAC bill provides for a six-member commission headed by the chief justice of India and comprising two senior SC judges as its members besides two eminent persons and the law minister. The two eminent persons in the commission will be appointed by a panel comprising the CJI, the Prime Minister and the leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha. The NJAC also has provision for a veto where it provides that no name opposed by two or more of the six-member body can go through. The two eminent persons will have a tenure of three years and one of them would be from one of the following categories: Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women or the minority community. After the NJAC is set up, a name recommended for appointment as judge to the SC or HCs can be returned by the President for reconsideration. Though an initial recommendation to the President for appointment can be made by 5-1 majority, this would not suffice to re-recommend the same name. If a name is returned for reconsideration, the committee can reiterate the name only if there is unanimity among the members after reconsideration.
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaAG office not a public authority under RTI Act: ASG Reported by zeenews.india.com On Nov 2, 2012 AG office not a public authority under RTI Act: ASG New Delhi: The office of the Attorney General of India is not a public authority under the RTI Act but an advisor to the government and hence is not supposed to respond to information seeking pleas, Additional Solicitor General Siddarth Luthra on Thursday argued before the CIC. He said the Attorney General was not an "authority" but an advisor to the government whose work is stand alone and 'sui generis' (unique) in nature. Quoting Article 76 of the Constitution, Luthra said even though Attorney General is appointed by the President, his role is to give advice to the government upon legal matters. Central Information Commission today convened a full bench comprising Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra and Information Commissioners Annapurna Dixit and M L Sharma to decide whether Attorney General is a public authority or not. The case came before the CIC after the plea of activist Subhash Agrawal and two other applicants was not responded to by the Attorney General's office. Agrawal on the other hand argued that "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted by or under the Constitution. He said since Attorney General is appointed under Article 76 of the Constitution, it becomes a public authority. He said since a notification is also issued by the government on the appointment of the Attorney General which brings it under the ambit of the RTI Act. After hearing the arguments for nearly an hour, the bench reserved its decision.
I would like to know if RTI application filed by a power of attorney or authority letter holder will be replied or not. For example X resides in America and he urgently needs to file RTI appln in India. Can his power of attorney/authority letter holder say Y file RTI application for seeking information regarding X held by public authority in India.