Activists seek measures to strengthen RTI & protection of whistleblower
Magsaysay award winning social activist Sandeep Pandey has asked for more effective measures to strengthen the Right to Information (Act) for ‘dissemination of information for transparent governance in the country’. Mr Pandey was addressing the inaugural session of the state convention of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NPCRI). He was commenting on the submission of accounts by the Political parties for public scrutiny.
Other eminent activists like Nikhil Dey and Ms. Sudha Varghese were also present there. While Mr. Dey demanded for a ‘Whistleblowers’ Protection Act’ to promote the cause of safety and security of the RTI activists from various parties with vested interest. Ms Verghese mainly focused on the proposed amendment of RTI Act saying ‘that it would dilute its strength’.