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Govt considering some changes to RTI Act
August 24, 2006 14:11 IST
Based on the experience of working of the Right To Information Act, 2005, the government proposes to make certain 'clarificatory' and other changes in it, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
In a written reply, Suresh Pachouri, Minister of State for Personnel, said information as to whether similar amendments has been made in their acts by other countries, is not readily available.
Replying to another question, he said the information commissioner, Central Information Commission, has directed the Department of Personnel and Training to remove the instructions relating to non-disclosure of file notings from its website.
According to legal opinion made available to the government, Pachouri said the order of the Central Information Commission is void. He said the CIC directive came following an appeal filed by Pyarelal Verma against the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).