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Activists questions rules to select information commissioners

Activists questions rules to select information commissioners
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First Published: Wed, Jun 30 2010. 07 24 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jun 30 2010. 07 24 PM IST
New Delhi: A clutch of activists questioned the manner in which government went about choosing information commissioners,or the authorities tasked with facilitating public inquiry under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.
In a press conference, prominent RTI activists, including Magsaysay awardee Arvind Kejriwal, alleged that Department of Personnel and Training hadn’t prescribed rules to select information commissioners. This, they added, encouraged an arbitary selection of individuals to these posts. India’s RTI Act of 2005 is still evolving and while it whetted public enquiry into government decision making, critics say that government continues to intransperent and stymies efforts to become more open.
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First Published: Wed, Jun 30 2010. 07 24 PM IST