PUBLIC INTEREST


Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2024
Notwithstanding the 30 June 2023 deadline, as many as 114.8mn (million) holders of permanent account numbers (PANs) have not linked their PAN with Aadhaar. During the past seven months till 31 January 2024, the government collected Rs601.97 crore as a penalty from PAN-holders, the Lok Sabha...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2024
Notwithstanding the 30 June 2023 deadline, as many as 114.8mn (million) holders of permanent account numbers (PANs) have not linked their PAN with Aadhaar. During the past seven months till 31 January 2024, the government collected Rs601.97 crore as a penalty from PAN-holders, the Lok Sabha...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 02 February 2024
EAS Sarma, former secretary to the government of India (GoI), has asked election commission of India (ECI) to come clean on this even at this belated hour, direct the concerned authorities to revoke the directorship of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-affiliated persons from the board of Bharat...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 02 February 2024
After raising concerns over the directorship of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-affiliated persons from the board of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), which is closely engaged in the manufacture and supply of electronic voting machines (EVMs), EAS Sarma, former secretary to the government of India...

Read More



The public information officer (PIO) of the Life Insurance Company (LIC) of Agra, who defended himself by stating that documents regarding its pension & group scheme policy (P&GS) of employees of St Clare's School, Agra were destroyed in a fire, has been directed by the central information...

Read More



IANS 31 January 2024
In a shocking revelation under RTI, it has come to light that a Thane hospital allegedly secured financial assistance from the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on the basis of forged documents, an activist said here on Wednesday.   The RTI crusader, Anil Galgali, had sought...

Read More



IANS 31 January 2024
As AI-generated explicit images of Taylor Swift create massive debate among the policy makers, US lawmakers have proposed a bill that would let victims sue over digitally faked sexual images.   The ‘Disrupt Explicit Forged Images and Non-Consensual Edits’ (DEFIANCE) Act would add a...

Read More



Dr Gopal Krishna 31 January 2024
“We kill people on the basis of metadata.”   -Unrepenting admission of Michael Hayden, former head of USA’s NSA and CIA, quoted in the Draft Resolution on Mass Surveillance, The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe dated 18 March...

Read More



Dr Gopal Krishna 31 January 2024
“We kill people on the basis of metadata.”   -Unrepenting admission of Michael Hayden, former head of USA’s NSA and CIA, quoted in the Draft Resolution on Mass Surveillance, The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe dated 18 March...

Read More



IANS 30 January 2024
Rajasthan government has fixed security issues impacting its website related to Jan Aadhaar that exposed millions of residents' personal information and sensitive documents.   Jan Aadhaar is a state programme that provides a single identifier to families and individuals in Rajasthan...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 29 January 2024
The Maharashtra government has announced an Abhay Yojana (amnesty scheme) for the penalty that can be levied for insufficient or non-payment of stamp duty. This scheme is a periodic government initiative to provide relief to individuals and entities by granting a waiver on unpaid or deficient...

Read More



Agnipath, the new and controversial recruitment plan for youngsters joining the armed forces for a period of four years, has generated interest amongst right to information (RTI) activists, as the website of the ministry of defence (MoD) does not have sufficient information.   Last...

Read More



The Leaflet 24 January 2024
He Delhi High Court has held information about the PM CARES fund could not be provided under the Right to Information (RTI) Act but only under the Income Tax Act, that too upon the satisfaction of the principal chief commissioner of income tax.    —   Justice Subramonium...

Read More



IANS 23 January 2024
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a meeting to launch the Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana with the target of installing rooftop solar power panels on 1 crore houses in the country.   The meeting at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg was held immediately after his visit to...

Read More



It took over 60 years from conception to delivery, but Atal Setu, or the Mumbai trans-harbour link (MTHL), could be a game-changer for Maharashtra, exactly like the Mumbai-Pune Expressway (MPE), constructed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in 2002. Some may argue...

Read More



Dr Gopal Krishna 19 January 2024
“The forthcoming census could be the first digital census in the history of India. For this monumental and milestone-marking task, I have allocated Rs3,768 crore in the year 2021-22.” - Nirmala Sitharaman, Union finance minister, 1 February 2021, Lok Sabha    “Census 2021 and the...

Read More



Dr Gopal Krishna 19 January 2024
“The forthcoming census could be the first digital census in the history of India. For this monumental and milestone-marking task, I have allocated Rs3,768 crore in the year 2021-22.” - Nirmala Sitharaman, Union finance minister, 1 February 2021, Lok Sabha    “Census 2021 and the...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2024
In yet another clarification, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has asked all those concerned to delete the use of Aadhaar as proof of date of birth (DoB) from the list of acceptable documents. UIDAI says it observed that authentication user agencies (AUAs) and...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2024
In yet another clarification, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has asked all those concerned to delete the use of Aadhaar as proof of date of birth (DoB) from the list of acceptable documents. UIDAI says it observed that authentication user agencies (AUAs) and...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2024
Due to a vulnerability or security bug, the website of the Union ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) leaked the personal data of Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Virat Kohli, Shah Rukh Khan and lakhs of other directors of companies, alleges a security expert. Sai Krishna Kothapalli,...

Read More

Free Helpline
Legal Credit
Feedback