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The RTI Juggernaut

The unanimity of India’s political class to promulgate Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013 to categorically exclude registered or recognised political party under the Representation of People Act (RPA), 1951,

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Miles to go for Lokpal

Rajya Sabha on December 17, 2013 and Lok Sabha on December 18, 2013 passed the amended Lokpal Bill.  Thus, the jinx has been broken after more than four decades.  The

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Political apathy on Lokpal is shameful

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has once again threatened to take to the streets for the cause of a Lokpal. In view of continued inaction with regard to promises made and

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A Guarantee without Accountability Right to Public Services

As if involuntarily acting on account of pressures from civil society and various other counters, the Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services Bill, 2011 was

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Public Interest Foundation’s reactions to the recent pronouncements of the Courts and the order of the CIC

SC order on freebies in manifestos of political parties Significantly, the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the verdict of 5 July

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Election Commission empowered to enforce clean politics

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated July 5, 2013 has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to

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Letter to the Ethics Committees of Parliament on the issue of conflict of interest by MPs

The Public Interest Foundation sent letters on 6 June 2013 to then Chairmen of Committee on Ethics of both Houses

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The jewel under wraps: Impact assessment of the 2nd ARC reports

What is the relevance of Government appointed Commissions and Committees? The perception is that it is a strategy for keeping

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Meaningless declaration for now

The Election Commission should be given the responsibility of public oversight and scrutiny of statements filed by candidates. A special

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Common Minimum Programme for all Political Parties

Dear friends, Reference : Soliciting esteemed support on key agenda for political parties in General Elections 2014 General elections 2014

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