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Right To Information (RTI) Act, 2005

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Right to information has been seen as the key to strengthening participatory democracy and ushering in people centered governance. Access to information can empower the poor and the weaker sections of society to demand and get information about public policies and actions, thereby leading to their welfare. In recognition of …

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Justice J S Verma Commission • Rape laws

Justice J S Verma commission rape laws

Background The nation-wide outrage over the gang-rape of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student in a moving bus has sparked a demand for death penalty under rape laws for convicts. Under the existing rape laws, the maximum punishment for rape is a life term. Composition of the Commission Former Chief Justice of India …

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Manual Scavengers Bill 2012 • Detailed

Manual Scavengers at work

IN NEWS “Manual Scavengers” The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed serious concern at the inordinate delay in Parliament passing the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill. The Bench said: “they [manual scavengers] are marginalised and Parliament needs to take adequate steps to pass the Bill. It …

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