Thursday, February 23, 2012

[HumJanenge] Government, judiciary not interested in RTI disclosures

This article shows the archaic, ill-informed and "cover up" mindset at
I think it should be made mandatory for all ICs to file at least 5
RTIs a month in their personal capacity to test if the system is

Section 4(1)(b) disclosure is not neither the beginning nor the end of
RTI. Implement 4(1)(a)fFIRST and THEN 4(1)(c) and 4(1)(d). I (and many
other RTI experts) say that 4(1)(b) can safely be scrapped from the
RTI Act if the rest of section 4 is implemented.


Speaking to ET, Central Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra
said, "The biggest issue on RTI Act implementation is whether the
government departments have implemented Section 4 (1) (b) and
voluntarily disclosed information on their websites. We have got a
study done and when I say that none of the websites of Government of
India follow the disclosure law, it is not an exaggeration. Even the
high courts are no better."

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