Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html

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  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Good move! Its high time since political parties were made answerable to the public! I just hope that it is used wisely to curtail corruption!

    "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."
    - W. C. Fields :)


  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Good move! Its high time since political parties were made answerable to the public! I just hope that it is used wisely to curtail corruption!


    But only Congress, BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been asked to give information. Other parties like TMC of Mamata Banerjee, Samajvadi party of U.P., DMK etc have been left out. Many of tese are also ruling. CPI, CPI(M) and BSP have really no power but they are in the net.

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Good move! Its high time since political parties were made answerable to the public! I just hope that it is used wisely to curtail corruption!


    But only Congress, BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been asked to give information. Other parties like TMC of Mamata Banerjee, Samajvadi party of U.P., DMK etc have been left out. Many of tese are also ruling. CPI, CPI(M) and BSP have really no power but they are in the net.


    That is ridiculous, all parties ruling or otherwise should be made accountable with RTI, even if they are not ruling, they still accumulate party funds and are involved in a lot of projects and such. So no one should be ideally left out!

    "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."
    - W. C. Fields :)


    Thank you said by: Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    As you said, Motilal Vora, treasurer AICC stated in a letter to CIC that AICC did not come under the purview of RTI act because it was not a public authority.. However CIC rejected the contentions made by the political parties.

  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    As you said, Motilal Vora, treasurer AICC stated in a letter to CIC that AICC did not come under the purview of RTI act because it was not a public authority.. However CIC rejected the contentions made by the political parties.


    Technically, Motilal Vora is correct. CPI Secretary Raja gave all information to commission stating that they had nothing to hide but added they technically they are not in RTI Act. Tie Information Commission has considered 'Election Commission' as appropriate government, which is ridiculous. Only central or state government can be appropriate government and not Election Commission, which is not a government at all. The political parties already give all their information to election Commission. apparently, Information Commission is manipulating things. It has become habit of statutory authorities to exceed their real authority and power. Earlier this was C & A.G.. Now this is Information Commission.

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    As you said, Motilal Vora, treasurer AICC stated in a letter to CIC that AICC did not come under the purview of RTI act because it was not a public authority.. However CIC rejected the contentions made by the political parties.


    Technically, Motilal Vora is correct. CPI Secretary Raja gave all information to commission stating that they had nothing to hide but added they technically they are not in RTI Act. Tie Information Commission has considered 'Election Commission' as appropriate government, which is ridiculous. Only central or state government can be appropriate government and not Election Commission, which is not a government at all. The political parties already give all their information to election Commission. apparently, Information Commission is manipulating things. It has become habit of statutory authorities to exceed their real authority and power. Earlier this was C & A.G.. Now this is Information Commission.


    Irrespective of the statuary authority,the need of the hour is mandatory accountability. My opinion is that all the political parties big or small, national or regional should be brought under the purview of RTI .

  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    As you said, Motilal Vora, treasurer AICC stated in a letter to CIC that AICC did not come under the purview of RTI act because it was not a public authority.. However CIC rejected the contentions made by the political parties.


    Technically, Motilal Vora is correct. CPI Secretary Raja gave all information to commission stating that they had nothing to hide but added they technically they are not in RTI Act. Tie Information Commission has considered 'Election Commission' as appropriate government, which is ridiculous. Only central or state government can be appropriate government and not Election Commission, which is not a government at all. The political parties already give all their information to election Commission. apparently, Information Commission is manipulating things. It has become habit of statutory authorities to exceed their real authority and power. Earlier this was C & A.G.. Now this is Information Commission.


    Irrespective of the statuary authority,the need of the hour is mandatory accountability. My opinion is that all the political parties big or small, national or regional should be brought under the purview of RTI .


    Let us understand the purpose of RTI. This was supposed to be for getting information on government departments that M.P. or M.L.A only could ask for. The organization outside government are not supposed to be in RTI jurisdiction. For example, corporate sector information is available with Registrar of companies. It will make no sense to bring companies under RTI. similarly political parties are not either wings of government or any way working under government. They give all necessary information to Election Commission of India. It will make no sense to take them within RTI jurisdiction.

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    As you said, Motilal Vora, treasurer AICC stated in a letter to CIC that AICC did not come under the purview of RTI act because it was not a public authority.. However CIC rejected the contentions made by the political parties.


    Technically, Motilal Vora is correct. CPI Secretary Raja gave all information to commission stating that they had nothing to hide but added they technically they are not in RTI Act. Tie Information Commission has considered 'Election Commission' as appropriate government, which is ridiculous. Only central or state government can be appropriate government and not Election Commission, which is not a government at all. The political parties already give all their information to election Commission. apparently, Information Commission is manipulating things. It has become habit of statutory authorities to exceed their real authority and power. Earlier this was C & A.G.. Now this is Information Commission.


    Irrespective of the statuary authority,the need of the hour is mandatory accountability. My opinion is that all the political parties big or small, national or regional should be brought under the purview of RTI .


    Let us understand the purpose of RTI. This was supposed to be for getting information on government departments that M.P. or M.L.A only could ask for. The organization outside government are not supposed to be in RTI jurisdiction. For example, corporate sector information is available with Registrar of companies. It will make no sense to bring companies under RTI. similarly political parties are not either wings of government or any way working under government. They give all necessary information to Election Commission of India. It will make no sense to take them within RTI jurisdiction.


    Thank you for the detailed information. My intention is, if not RTI, there should be some other law that makes the political parties’ accountable for their income and expenditure.

  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    Good news but to escape they will find narrow line.

  • Re: Now Right to Information applicable to political parties

    by » 9 years ago


    Information Commission has decided that the recognized political parties are liable to give information under the RTI Act. This is likely to be opposed by political parties who already give information to Election Commission.

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/accountability-of-political-parties-will-rise-under-rti-says-actvist-837981.html


    Good news but to escape they will find narrow line.


    True. Crime walks two steps ahead of law.

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