Sunday, February 10, 2008

Indian missions cannot escape information act: Habibullah

The Central Information Commission (CIC) maintains that Indian missions abroad are not outside the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, but the law ministry holds a different view. "In my opinion, the Right to Information Act applies all over the country as this holds true for Indian missions abroad," Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said. "This is for the simple reason that our embassies and missions are all part of India, properties of India. India's sovereignty runs through these missions," Habibullah said

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