UP Cong refuses to pay for information under RTI
The Congress alleged the state government did not want to give the required information.
Lucknow: Refusing to pay for the state health department`s information in response to an RTI filed by Rita Bahuguna Joshi on behalf of Rahul Gandhi on April 27, the
Congress alleged the state government did not want to
give the required information.
"We have been asked to pay Rs 2 per page for the
information regarding National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) but
we decided not to pay and sought information on digital
format. As we have not got the information yet, we will be
filing the appeal soon," UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna
Joshi told reporters here.
"The state government did not want to provide the
information as it feared getting exposed," Joshi said adding
that the state got Rs 6,246 crore under NRHM in past three
years from the Centre.
She said due to corruption in implementation of NRHM
two chief medical officers (CMO) were murdered in Lucknow.
About the ongoing farmers` agitation in Chandauli,
Joshi said her party would ensure Bhatta-Parsaul was not
repeated anywhere in the state.