Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RTI Act spirit being diluted, alleges NGO

The Assam State Information Commission (ASIC) is perhaps diluting the spirit of the country's Right to Information (RTI) Act. Some forces in it are bent on exempting the public distribution system (PDS) from the jurisdiction of the RTI Act. This has been reflected in a latest judgement of the Commission, alleged voluntary organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) at a press conference here today.

However, State's Chief Information Commissioner DN Dutt said that the judgement of the Commission referred to here had been kept reserved and a review petition on the issue is pending with the Commission. The Commission will consider all the legal issues involved with the case, he said. He also claimed that the Commission was neither influenced nor misled by anybody.

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