Thursday 1 November 2012

Cabinet withdraws draft amendments to RTI Act

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)-The Union Cabinet today decided to withdraw controversial draft amendments in Right to Information Act, which had sought to restrict disclosure of file notings only to social and developmental issues.
All file notings can be made public except, those explicitly exempted, such as the ones related to national security, privacy and protection of commercial interest.
A source to the deliberations at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the Cabinet has decided to withdraw the amendments.
Earlier, the Cabinet had approved the amendments in 2006 and did not make it to the Parliament because of the opposition.

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