DoPT is using all possible legal strategies to dilute RTI Act. WHILE DOING NOTHING ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION.
Posted by rtiact2005 on August 29, 2006
It is a shame that DoPT is getting into legal battles and confrontation with Central Information Commission, where it is a champion against the implementation of RTI Act in letter and spirit. DoPT is using all possible legal strategies to dilute RTI Act, WHILE DOING NOTHING ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION. A. There in program for educating public under s 26. B. There is no thrust on changing record keeping to meet the needs of RTI Act,envisaged in s 4(a). C.Section 4(2) has far reaching consequences: nothing is being done to ensure suo-moto declaration of information to avoid RTI application from citizens. D. Large scale training of public authorities is essentialfor implementing RTI Act, with focus on attitudinal changes to make them attuned to transparencu and greater public accountability. Aforesaid actions (A, B, C and D) can not be taken by Public authorities without budget provisions eramarked for implementation of RTI act.
THERE IS NO BUDGET FOR THIS PURPOSE. Dhirendra Krishna