Government proposes amendments in RTI Act
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 21:28
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it is mulling over amendments in the Right to Information Act to safeguard the sensitivity of the Chief Justice of India's office.

"The Government proposes to strengthen the RTI regime by suitably amending the law...the proposal includes safeguarding the sensitivity of the office of the Chief Justice of India," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The other changes proposed include provision for constitution of benches in the Information Commissions, enlarging the scope of suo-moto disclosures, empowering Information Commissions to make regulations and discouraging vexatious and frivolous applications, he said.

Chavan, however, did not give any time frame for the amendment.


First Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 21:28

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