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Ashutosh Shukla

  • DoPT seeks suggestion on format of PIO reply

    The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a circular seeking views and suggestions of citizens on the format a public information officer (PIO) should follow while replying to an RTI application.

    Monday, 30 March 2015 - 6:15am
  • Put MLA fund details in public domain, info panel tells Maharashtra government

    There is finally some time-bound pressure on the state government to provide information on MLA funds, with its suo motu initiative regarding the same moving at a snail's pace and yet to bear fruit. The state information commission has directed the state government to provide details of these...

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • AAP Mumbai faces dissent after split in Delhi; may not contest civic polls

    The split in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has strained relations in the party's state unit as well. So much so, that the party's aim of contesting civic polls two years from now is looking doubtful.

    Sunday, 8 March 2015 - 7:34am
  • Commission enquires about land cost for Metro to decide funding

    A division bench on Wednesday presided over the hearing of a complaint that pleads for Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to be declared as a public authority. The bench comprised the state chief information commissioner, Ratnakar Gaikwad and Ajit Kumar Jain, information commissioner (Brihanmumbai...

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6:40am
  • Echoing dna's stand, MMRDA says RTI act should apply to Mumbai Metro One

    Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) should be considered a public authority, that is, under the purview of the Right to Information act. That was the unequivocal stand of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) about its metro rail partner.

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 5:05am
  • RTI in private bodies has hit a gridlock: Activists

    Even as the info commission decides whether Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. (MMOPL) is a public authority, the larger issue of private companies providing public service being under RTI has hit a gridlock stage, concur activists.

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 5:15am
  • Give lease details of prominent media house, info panel tells BMC

    The state chief information commissioner has asked the municipal commissioner to probe why information about lease rents was not provided to an applicant. The order asks the civic chief to issue notices to all public information officers and concerned municipal staff for failing to provide the...

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • A flowery message: All ladies South Bombay NGO celebrates Holi differently

    Gone are the days when people celebrated Holi solely through using colour and drenching each other in coloured water. Members of an all ladies NGO will this year play the festival of colour with a twist, by sending out a 'flowery' message, literally.

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 5:35am
  • Jazzing up the unsung lives

    Here's your chance to raise the glass for unsung jazz musicians, who lifted our spirits. Playwright Ramu Ramnath and producer-protagonist Denzil Smith have profiled those who passed away into oblivion but gave the city, and Bollywood, music that enlivens us to this day.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 6:40am
  • MMPOL coming under RTI will clear a host of issues, say activists

    If at all the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) comes under the RTI Act, activists and citizens feel that it will have positive ramifications on a host of issues that need further clarification.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 6:45am