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 […]

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 […]

Government doesn’t protect whistleblowers: activists

Nandi Singh, 40, was hacked to death in a remote village in Assam. His crime: he blew the whistle on misappropriation in the local public distribution system (PDS). His killing in Dhemaji village came even as a bill for protection of whistleblowers was listed in Rajya Sabha both during the budget and monsoon sessions but […]