Amendment Proposed in the RTI Act

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July 19, 2018

It has been reported that the Centre is considering a proposal to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005.

A notice of intention has been given to introduce “The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018” in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and its passage during the current session of Parliament.

The amendments proposes to provide for enabling provision under the RTI Act to frame Rules regarding salaries, allowances and conditions of service for Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners and State Information Commissioners.  At present the Act does not entail any such provision.

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