Monday, October 26, 2009

'Don't dilute Right To Information Act with amendments'

The amendments to the RTI Act proposed by the central government have made activists as well as the public information commissioners (PIO) increasingly unhappy. In a meeting held on Tuesday in the office of Mumbai Chartered Accountants Society at Churchgate, under the banner 'Save RTI Act', activists in Mumbai were briefed by the central information commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi on the proposed amendments. The president of India, Pratibha Patil, had first mentioned about the amendments to strengthen the Act in June. The department of planning and training (DoPT) had made a presentation to over 50 PIOs on last week on the proposed amendments in New Delhi.

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