Right to Information – Master key to good governance

RTI: Need of the HOUR

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 24, 2006

  1. P.K. Aditya, Chandigarh Says:
    August 23rd, 2006 at 1:02 pm e


    That Shri L.K. Joshi, Secretary to the Ministry, has written to the Central Information Commission on August 21, seeking a review of the Commission’s July 13 direction on the removal of its website posting on file notings, is rather unfortunate.

    Where is room anymore to keep confrontation on, after contentions have been ascribed in the name of the Congress President, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of State for Personnel and Grievances, and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. Most important thing is that following a decision taken by PM Manmohan Singh, the amendment bill was not likely to be introduced in the current session of Parliament, which concludes on August 25, 2006. As abundantly agreed, the matters will be discussed with more people and stake holders.

    Is it not just theoretical to beat about the bush to support or decry what DOPT did long ago? Need of the hour is that the questionable alteration in the definition of “Information’ has to be just dropped, irrespective of what the CIC said long ago and what is the opinion submitted to the Ministry by the Additional Solicitor-General, just the other day. Let bygones be bygones.

    P.K. Aditya, Chandigarh.
    July 23, 2006.


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