No plans to evaluate RTI Act: Govt
New Delhi: The government today said it has "no" plans to conduct a detailed evaluation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy said that a study was conducted in 2008-09 to assess the key issues and constraints in implementation of the RTI Act.
Based on the report, the minister said, "The government has taken initiatives to build the capacity of the demand and supply side through trainings, an on-line certificate course, and publication of guides on the Right to Information Act".
Narayanasamy said awareness generation has been undertaken through print, electronic and outdoor media.
Replying to another question, he said, "In order to facilitate filing of RTI applications in Central Government public authorities by Indians living abroad, the Central Government has `in-principle` agreed to start sale of Indian Postal orders through Internet on payment in foreign currency."
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