While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
The case pertaining to the expenditure incurred by Modi during his foreign travels had come into the limelight when it was revealed that he owed Rs 134 crore to cash-strapped Air India.
The PMO responded to all demonetisation related queries saying they don’t come under the definition of ‘information’ under the RTI Act.
To achieve concrete policy objectives, however, Indian bureaucrats and civil society representatives will need to engage more closely with and work their way into various Internet governance body mechanisms.
The telecom industry lobby characterises the telecom regulator’s recent interventions as a step which will harm the roll-out of Digital India.
Frequent transfers and the fear of surveillance have sapped the morale of civil servants who had initially been heartened by Narendra Modi’s call for them to act without fear or favour