Supreme Court directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds and donors’ identity details to EC

The Supreme Court Friday directed all political parties to furnish receipts of political funding received through electoral bonds and details of identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. In an interim order, the apex court also directed all political parties to provide details of the amount of the bond and bank […]

The Right To Know About Criminal Contestants.

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 8163 candidates out of 8230 candidates who have contested in the Lok Sabha 2014 Elections and discovered: Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of the 8163 candidates analysed, 1398 (17%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 7810 […]

Judicial hurdles to be weeded out: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the Alternate Disputes Resolution (ADR) was an integral part of modern legal practice and would weed out hurdles in universal justice. Inaugurating the ADR Centre here, Jayalalithaa said: “ADR is now an integral part of modern legal practice and jurisprudence. This will go a long way in […]

Activists oppose amendments to RTI Act

Civil society activists are gearing up for an offensive against the government’s proposed legislation to exclude political parties from the ambit of the RTI Act. Besides petitions to parliamentarians, the PM and the President urging them not to support the amendments, activists plan to hold protest demonstrations and even challenge the legislation in court as […]

CIC order on parties: RTI applicants file caveat in HC

A caveat was on Wednesday filed in the Delhi High Court to pre-empt any ex-parte stay on the Central Information Commission order bringing political parties under the purview of Right to Information Act. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a civil society claiming to bring transparency in Indian politics, on whose plea the CIC had […]