Sunday, October 10, 2010

Now, Maya takes Vigilance dept out of RTI ambit

In a decision vehemently criticised by RTI activists, the Uttar Pradesh government has excluded the Vigilance Department from the purview of the Right to Information Act.
This means citizens cannot seek information about officials being investigated for corruption, misuse of power and possessing assets disproportionate to their income.
Officials said the decision had been taken because the government felt that furnishing information could be detrimental to investigation and legal proceedings.

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