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Closed circuit television cameras will be installed in the offices of organisations that receive grants from the social justice and empowerment ministry.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

CCTVs in government-funded bodies planned to ensure transparency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The social justice and empowerment ministry plans to monitor the feed from at least 5% of such organisations on an annual basis to ensure that funds disbursed by the Centre are being put to proper use.
The bench has accepted the will and wisdom of Parliament to bring judiciary into the realm of accountability legislation(Sonu Mehta/HT)
The bench has accepted the will and wisdom of Parliament to bring judiciary into the realm of accountability legislation(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Bringing transparency to the courts | Opinion

By Yashovardhan Azad and M Sridhar Acharyulu
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:02 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s order on the RTI will make the judiciary accountable, within certain boundaries
TheSupreme Court on Wednesday overruled the central government’s objections over the admissibility of some documents, which, the latter had claimed, were sensitive in nature and had been obtained through “unauthorised photocopying and leakage”(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
TheSupreme Court on Wednesday overruled the central government’s objections over the admissibility of some documents, which, the latter had claimed, were sensitive in nature and had been obtained through “unauthorised photocopying and leakage”(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Rafale case: The Supreme Court verdict is a boost for transparency

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:33 PM IST
The apex court’s ruling makes it clear that the Official Secrets Act cannot be invoked to escape legal scrutiny on matters involving public money
It is telling that arguments on a petition by the SC defending its decision to not part with information on judicial appointments and assets of judges were made in the SC and before SC judges recently(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
It is telling that arguments on a petition by the SC defending its decision to not part with information on judicial appointments and assets of judges were made in the SC and before SC judges recently(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Of transparency in the judiciary

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Can there be different standards for transparency across different arms of the state?
Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Can’t destroy institution in name of transparency: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The lawyer was arguing in support of Delhi High Court verdict that held the CJI’s office is amenable to Right to Information Act (RTI) and bound to disclose information as sought under the law by an applicant.
Mahesh Zagde former PMC commissioner.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Mahesh Zagde former PMC commissioner.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Pune Municipal Corporation lacks transparency alleges former commissioner Mahesh Zagade

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Mahesh Zagade, former PMC commissioner accused the current PMC commissioner Saurabh Rao of presenting an inappropriate budget
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah Saturday called the EVM the “chor machine” and demanded that the ballot paper system be brought back for the sake of transparency.(AITCofficial/Twitter)
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah Saturday called the EVM the “chor machine” and demanded that the ballot paper system be brought back for the sake of transparency.(AITCofficial/Twitter)

Farooq Abdullah wants ‘chor machine’ EVMs out for transparency

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 03:02 PM IST
A the Mamata rally, Farooq Abdullah blamed the BJP for the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said people are being divided on religious lines. “People are being branded as Pakistanis. But all people — right from Ladakh to elsewhere — want to continue in India.
The lack of any meaningful structural change demonstrates the bleak political economy of judicial reform.(Hindustan Times)
The lack of any meaningful structural change demonstrates the bleak political economy of judicial reform.(Hindustan Times)

The CJI and Supreme Court must walk their talk on transparency

By Arghya Sengupta
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:45 PM IST
That political parties still view judicial reforms through the lens of scoring party-political brownie points, reflects as poorly on the parties as it does on their constituents
Karun Nair was dropped from the India squad for the Test series against West Indies.(Action Images via Reuters)
Karun Nair was dropped from the India squad for the Test series against West Indies.(Action Images via Reuters)

Karun Nair’s axing drama calls for transparency in team selection matters

By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Karun Nair was not included in the Indian cricket team for the two-match Test and the exclusion sparked a bit of controversy among cricket experts and fans.
The Supreme Court said it was ready to go live on camera while the Union government mooted a separate TV channel ----- similar to the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV channels --- for live-streaming of court proceedings.( Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court said it was ready to go live on camera while the Union government mooted a separate TV channel ----- similar to the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV channels --- for live-streaming of court proceedings.( Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Live streaming of court proceedings will boost transparency

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Live streaming of court proceedings, if implemented properly, will boost transparency and help litigants since they would be able to hear the arguments that their lawyers are making inside courtrooms, without spending money and time on travel.
The Law Commission has recommended that the BCCI be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(REUTERS)
The Law Commission has recommended that the BCCI be brought under the ambit of the RTI Act.(REUTERS)

Few checks and balances, BCCI pushed for transparency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By N Ananthanarayanan
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 09:56 AM IST
The Law Commission urged the central government to make the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) a national sports federation and bring it under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act
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