CBDT Obligation To Disclose RTI Information Explained

The latest judgement of the Delhi High Court in CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES versus SATYA NARAIN SHUKLA explains the law on the obligation of the CBDT to disclose information relating to verification of the affidavits filed by the Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) disclosing their assets to the Election Commission Read More …

Right to Information Act, 2005 Interpreted By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held in the latest judgement that indiscriminate and impractical demands or directions under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) for disclosure of all and sundry information (unrelated to transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities and eradication of corruption) would be counterproductive as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the administration and result in the executive getting bogged down with the non-productive work of collecting and furnishing information Read More …