Right To Information

Diluting a right

Print edition : May 12, 2017

Shailesh Gandhi, a former Central Information Commissioner: “This proposed rule [rule 12] should be modified to state that when... an appellant dies, the information sought shall be placed on the website.” Photo: Shashi Ashiwal

Civil society groups feel that the draft RTI Rules, 2017, are fundamentally against the right to know. Particularly worrying is the provision that allows the abatement of an appeal if the person who made it dies before the CIC takes a decision on it.
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