Government received no proposal limiting the scope of RTI Act
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, V Narayanasamy, in a written reply to Lok Sabha, has stated that many proposals have been received by Right to Information (RTI) activists to enlarge the ambit of RTI Act by bringing many private entities like private banks, private corporations, public private partnership projects, media, education institutions, etc. under its purview.
On the other hand, there is no proposal to limit or reduce the ambit of the RTI Act with regard to private entities.
The minister said that section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the RTI Act deals with the information relating to any private body, according to which any information that can be accessed by public authority under any other law for the time being in force, is within the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005.