Right to Information – Master key to good governance

Government dragging feet on RTI

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 22, 2006

Government dragging feet on RTI
New Delhi | July 20, 2006 6:49:31 PM IST




The BJP today slammed the government on the Right To Information (RTI) Act, saying it was brought into force with a big hype but it turned out to be a damp squib.

Talking to mediapersons, BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitley said a big hype was created over the Act with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh going to the extent of advocating to make official notings public.

But as disclosures were becoming more and more embarrassing, the government was now saying that certain facts could not be revealed.

He said he had filed a petition under the RTI Act to get the details of the correspondence between CBI and Crown Prosecution of London. But it had not been made available to him on the ground that the Bofors case was still on.

The fact was that there was no link between CBI order defreezing accounts of Ottavio Quattorochi and the Bofors case.



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