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Govt. need to explain how DOPT acted without any force of LAW ?

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 28, 2006

  1. P.K. Aditya, Chandigarh Says:
    July 27th, 2006 at 12:03 pm eLOOK WHO IS TALKING OF CIC DECISIONS.

    That citizens need the January 31, 2006 decision of the CIC, to seek information under RTI Act, is the strangest of logic. As mentioned in the Pyare Lal decision of July 13, 2006, by the CIC, the government has so far ignored all communications from the same CIC. If that is the route one has to adopt to get information from government files, God save this country from our Babus’ logic.

    That the government is intending to enable disclosure of file notings on ‘development and social issues’ is a pittance. The same Babus will now be deciding what are these ‘development and social issues’ and surely will exclude all that is worth anything.

    It is not few issues, including notings thereupon, that should be decided to be disclosed. The government should list what it does not wish to be disclosed, such as contained in section 8 of the Act, and leave all the rest to be disclosed. Leaving discretion to the Babus is dangerous. What is being called ‘suger-coating’ is too thin and perhaps as bitter as what was intended to be covered.

    How does the government explain how its DOPT has acted without any force of law? Why does not it undo the illegal alteration in definition of ‘information’ forthwith, to instill confidence in the mind of the public.

    P.K. Aditya

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One Response to “Govt. need to explain how DOPT acted without any force of LAW ?”

  1. Dhirendra Krishna said

    File a P.I.L.; Government should explain their illegal act to the Suprem Court.

    None of statement of Prime Minister regarding file notings have any legal force, until it results in ammendment of RTI Act by the Parliament.

    Government needs legal directions of Supreme Court to stop the misinterpreation of Right To Infoermation Act passed by the Parliament.

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