A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 21 2019 11:51PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
INX Media Scam: CBI arrests P. Chidambram            Hospitals, Banks and Schools in Jammu and Kashmir functioning smoothly            India, Russia reiterate their long-standing position of mutual support for each other's Sovereignty and non-interference of third party            Nearly 40 lakh people avail cashless treatment under Ayushman Bharat Scheme till now            ISRO successfully carries out second Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for Chadrayaan-2           

National News

Jul 23, 2019
12:55PM

Govt asserts amendment to RTI Act does not compromise autonomy of Information Commission

File Pic: PTI
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that Narendra Modi Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability in the flow of information relating various government departments.

He said, as a result of its commitment to strengthen genuine and free flow of information, the government has encouraged suo motu dissemination of maximum information by Government Departments in order to reduce number of RTIs. 

In a tweet, Mr Javadekar said, there is a deliberate and mischievous attempt by a section to malign the government. The Minister said, there is no merit in their criticism as the amendment to RTI Act in no way compromises the autonomy of Information Commission. 

Meanwhile, Congress Parliamentary Party leader  Sonia Gandhi has alleged that the Centre is hell-bent on subverting the  RTI Act, which she said, is now  on the brink of extinction.

She said in statement, over the past decade and more, 60 lakh of countrymen have used RTI and helped usher in a new culture of transparency and accountability administration at all levels. Lok Sabha had yesterday passed the bill amending the Right To Information Act.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Aug) Midday News 21 (Aug) News at Nine 21 (Aug) Hourly 21 (Aug) (2000hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 21 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Aug) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 21 (Aug) Parikrama 21 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 21 (Aug) Samayki 21 (Aug) Sports Scan 21 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 21 (Aug) Radio Newsreel 20 (Aug)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 1 (Aug) Surkhiyon Mein 1 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 21 (Aug) Vaad-Samvaad 20 (Aug) Money Talk 20 (Aug) Current Affairs 16 (Aug)