Wednesday, September 08, 2010

RTI effect: Ministers will have to declare latest assets

Forced by an RTI application, the government today decided to declare the assets and liabilities of Union ministers on demand by the public. The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to adopt norms for greater transparency after RTI activist Subhash Agrawal asked the Central Information Commission (CIC) to issue a notice to the PMO for not providing details of assets of ministers and their kin following an RTI application.
Agrawal complained of “non-compliance” by the PMO after it failed to provide “complete details of wealth and assets of ministers” despite a CIC order.

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