Saturday, August 02, 2008

Will Sonia be penalized under RTI?

Ask, and you shall be answered. Well, that's what was envisaged when the Right to Information (RTI) Act was enacted to empower citizens, but the reality has been quite different. Now, UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, who played a pivotal role in seeing the Act through, is herself in the dock. As a member of Parliament (MP), she faces the possibility of being penalized Rs 250 per day for not responding to an RTI
application as a citizen has complained to the Central Information Commission (CIC).

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