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RTI is fundmental right:HAZARE is objecting to amendment removing file notings without mentioning reasons

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 6, 2006

  1. ramesh wasudeo Says:
    August 6th, 2006 at 4:12 pm eshri anna believes that term “information” as defined in sec 2-f includes material any any form including        ” records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advises, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, repports, papers, samples, models, data material, held in any form” etc.

    there is specific exclusion section 8. it therefore stands to reason that any file is accessible under sec 2 (j) as records include file in sec 2 (i) (a).

    since the definitions in sec 2 are comprehensive, thet the term file is included in record and documents and since these were not in sec 8 exclusions, ” file notings” are part of file and are accessible toany citizen.

    therefore anna is objecting to amendment removing file notings without mentioning reasons for such removal to the citizens who have fundamental right of informaton under the constitution.

  2. RTI is fundmental right and even parliament can not remove this right by constitution amendment as it is core of the constitution and against the provisions under the premable to the constitution as wellas to the RTI Act.
  3. rw

One Response to “RTI is fundmental right:HAZARE is objecting to amendment removing file notings without mentioning reasons”

  1. ramesh wasudeo said

    looks like PM & Co want to convert ‘RIGHT TO INFORMATION ” – RTI in to
    “PRIVILAGE TO INFORMATION” – PTI. – let us have a look at the preamble to RTI act.
    that reads;

    “to secure information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY in the working of every public authority………

    whereas the constitution of india has established DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC….

    whereas the democracy requires an INFORMED CITIZENRY and TRANSPARENCY of information which are vital to its functioning and also contain CORRUPTION and to hold the government and their instrumentalities ACCOUNTABLE to the governed…..

    1. will the proposed amendment bill lend support to create INFORMED CITIZENRY?
    2. will the proposed amendment bill aid to TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY?
    3. will the proposed amendment bill be conducive to establishing DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC?
    4. will the proposed amendment CONTAIN CORRUPTION?

    it is most unfortunate that a first class law is being reduced to a third class joke. our RTI is best in world. we are largest democracy and live in land of mahatma gandhi and lokmanya tilak. their hearts would would bleed if the veil of secracy is imposed to cover up grand larceny and scams galore that are exposed at regular intervals.

    is there any other reason to impose secracy in the matter of disclosing files with notings – the transparent decision making process in free democracy Mr. PM?

    anna says that the government is trustee of citizens – who are owners of this land and bureaucrats are public servants. should the trustees and servants seek secracy from their masters? owner has right to know what his servants are doing and why ?

    amendments are grand betrayal of the faith that citizens place in their chosen representatives – the MPs, MLAs and ministers.

    we can only pray – government ko sanmati de bhagwan.

    rw

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