The RTI reply from the Ministry also stated that the certified reports of the erstwhile fund and the old fund were available but cannot be released as they are voluminous and that they can be seen in the office.
The National Alliance of People's Movement also said that it was a matter of "grave concern" that the amendments to the Act were introduced amidst "a shroud of secrecy and there were no public consultations."
The RTI reply says, “11,908 photostat rims, 20,407 pens, 5,500 pencils worth Rs 50.23 lakh, were issued to different police stations, wings, even to different branches of police department at police headquarters in Sector 9.
In December 2018, the Modi government, replying to queries on foreign travel expenses in Rajya Sabha, had said that an expenditure of over Rs 2,021 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Modi's visits to foreign countries since June 2014.
The Indian Express has learnt that the proposal envisages setting up of two committees — one, to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC and a second one for complaints against Information Commissioners.