Opposition plays a very vital role in the Parliamentary Democracy. The absolute majority of the BJP government in the Parliament has led to the legislation of several laws with arbitrary provisions in it. The RTI Amendment Bill, is one of the examples of the several bills which were passed in both the houses of the Parliament with numerous loopholes in it. This article will refer to, as well as critique, the arbitrary provisions in this bill and points out the irrationality of the amendment. John F.
Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI): Amendment 2019
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Fifteen years is a good time for appraisal of an institution. The Right to Information RTI Act, called the sunshine legislation and promulgated in , certainly deserves an in-depth study and assessment for accelerating the flow of information to the public. This calls for upgrading skills, infrastructure, processes and alacrity of response from public authorities. A decadal review of the RTI regime undertaken in by the various stakeholders, resulted in very useful findings. Presently, over 25, cases are filed with the Commission annually — a quantum jump from roughly 15,, 10 years back. With digitisation, the entire process of filing applications, serving of notices, and uploading of decisions has become easier, and the system has ramped up capacities and efficiency.
Parliament approves RTI amendment; RS negates demand for select committee
Controversial The Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed in the parliament. In various parts of India, people are protesting against it. CAB is at the centre of all media coverage now.
On the contrary, it is meant to further streamline and institutionalize the RTI Act of which was drafted by the then Government in haste and thus left several missing links. Further, the Information Commission is a statutory body and by linking it to the Election Commission and Supreme Court, which are Constitutional bodies, there is an anomaly which needs to be corrected. While members supported its introduction, 9 opposed it. The Right to Information Act, was enacted to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.