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RTI Act amendment not likely in this Parl session: Pachauri

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 19, 2006

RTI Act amendment not likely in this Parl session: Pachauri


New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) Government has dropped the move to amend the Right to Information Act in the current session of Parliament to keep out of public purview file notings in some areas.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachauri said here that following a decision taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the amendment bill was not not likely to be introduced in the current session Parliament concluding on August (rpt August) 25.

He said there have been considerable apprehensions about the proposed changes and clarifications in the Right to Information Act. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister have received several representations in this regard and it has been decided that the issue should be first discussed with all stakeholders, he said.

In view of this, Pachauri said, the bill to amend the RTI Act was not not likely to be introduced during the current session of Parliament as decided by the Prime Minister. PTI

One Response to “RTI Act amendment not likely in this Parl session: Pachauri”

  1. Dhirendra Krishna said

    There should be comprehensive public debate and the MPs should be educated on the subject, before it is placed before the Parliament.

    Today, even Dr. Manmohan Singh and and Shri Suresh Pachauri have not taken the trouble of reading the plain language of the Act. Both are under the mistaken assumption ( fostered by deliberate misguidance by the officers who are expected to advise them)that the RTI Act, as it stands today, excludes file noting.They have not even bothered to look at the definition of “information.”

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