Right to information | RTI Act in nascent stage, no amending it: CIC

Right to information | RTI Act in nascent stage, no amending it: CIC
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First Published: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 10 24 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 10 24 PM IST
Chennai: Ruling out any amendment to the Right to Information Act (RTI), chief information commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah on Tuesday said the ministries of finance and urban development received the maximum number of queries, seeking information under the Act.
Responding to questions at a news conference here, he said the RTI is still in its “nascent stage” and he was against any move to amend it. Amending the Act would mean going against its very concept, he said. Refusal rate to divulge information was high in the finance ministry, since most applicants sought information on income tax and bank details of another person.
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First Published: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 10 24 PM IST