RTI amendment Bill referred

Minister of State for personnel V Narayansamy told the Lok Sabha that the government is recommending the Bill to the standing committee.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 6, 2013 1:50 am

The government Thursday referred the RTI (Amendment) Bill,which seeks to keep political parties out of the ambit of the transparency law,to the standing committee for wider consultations. Minister of State for personnel V Narayansamy told the Lok Sabha that the government is recommending the Bill to the standing committee on law and personnel,which was immediately supported by members. The Bill aims to neutralise the order of the CIC which had held political parties as public authorities and directed that they be brought under the RTI Act. The order had specifically termed Congress,BJP,BSP,NCP,CPI and CPM as public authorities.

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