If the RTI Act is to fulfil its professed aims of creating transparency in the functioning of government agencies, containing corruption and enhancing accountability, both the military and paramilitary forces must be brought within its ambit.
Posted by rtiact2005 on June 22, 2006
In recent years, there have been a number of charges of corruption and human rights violation in both these institutions, as well as a corresponding decline in the credibility of their self-audit and internal justice systems.
However, Mr Moily’s latest recommendation, that the armed forces be taken out of the ambit of the Right to Information Act, contradicts the very reasoning that underpins the earlier suggestion.
Mr Moily has applied bizarre reverse logic, which will only set off a race to the bottom with regard to transparency and accountability.
Pull wool over our eyes – ” Information on corruption inquiries need not be secret, nor on procurement contracts.”https://right2information.wordpress.com/2006/06/21/pull-wool-over-our-eyes-information-on-corruption-inquiries-need-not-be-secret-nor-on-procurement-contracts/