Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lok Sabha committee asks Centre to amend RTI law

The Lok Sabha wants to reserve the right to decide if it should reveal information about House proceedings under the transparency law. The Lok Sabha privileges committee has asked the government to amend the Right to Information Act to make it mandatory for those seeking information to explain why they want it. It cited the constitutional provision that the proceedings of Parliament or any of its committees cannot be called in question in any court. The committee added that the right to decide whether or not to part with any sensitive information should be vested with the Speaker, who would act after consulting it

Complete Article
Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]