Thursday, July 31, 2008

RTI watchdog wary of giving info on itself

In a clash between two apex bodies of accountability, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has reacted adversely to the "performance audit" proposed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the implementation of the Right to Information Act. At a meeting held on July 22, CIC questioned the very jurisdiction of CAG to hold it to account. It asked CAG to "specify the terms of reference" of the proposed performance audit before it takes a call on whether it should submit at all to the constitutional body's jurisdiction.

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