The Commission has directed SEBI to disclose the names of entities which were allegedly involved in the insider trading of shares of Reliance Petroleum in 2007.
In a far-reaching judgment, the Supreme Court has at last taken ownership of Information Commissions as being quasi-judicial bodies under itself.
Is Maharashtra the only state to have passed such restrictive rules? No. Similar rule changes have been passed in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, and attempts have been made in other states also, such as Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
There has been a startling breach of trust and public confidence by Government of Maharashtra. Without any public debate, the government has quietly notified an amendment to Maharashtra RTI Rules on January 16, 2012.