PM letter to Anna Hazare on RTI
Posted by rtiact2005 on August 2, 2006
July 27, 2006
Dear Shri Hazare,
1 have received your letter of 26 July regarding the proposed amendments to
the Right to Information Act.
The RTI Act is one of the most progressive acts brought into place by our
Government to promote transparency and accountabiiit in governance at all
levels. In fact, this Act go far beyond the pr in the Freedom of Information
Act which was passed by the previous Government.
File notings were never covered in the definition of ‘information’ in the
RTI Act passed by Parliament. In fact, the amendments being currently
proposed expand the scope of the Act to specifically include file notings
relating to development and social issues. The overall effort is to promote
even greater transparency and accountability in our decision making process.
I am enclosing a note which explains in detail the nature of amendments
being proposed to the Act. I hope this will clarify all doubts that may be
there in this regard.
(Manmohan Singh )
Shri Anna Hazare
Encl: As above