Right to Information

Threat from within

Print edition : January 05, 2018

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 12th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission in New Delhi on December 6. Photo: PTI/PIB

Minister of State Jitendra Singh, who was guest of honour at the 12th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission in New Delhi on December 6. Photo: Kamal Narang

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Information Commissioner R.K. Mathur when he was sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on January 4, 2016. Photo: Vijay Kumar Joshi/PTI

Vacancies in the Central Information Commission, the backlog of applications and the attempts to weaken the RTI Act raise fresh concerns about the government’s commitment to transparency.
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