Maharashtra Governor directs to withdraw the notification exempting ACB
As per a Press release by Umesh Kashikar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), the Governor of Maharashtra has ordered for the withdrawal of the notification exempting ACB from the purview of RTI Act, 2005.
The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday (30 Oct) directed the State Government to withdraw the notification that had exempted the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) from the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.
The Governor took the decision to withdraw the notification issued by the State Government on September 6, 2014 after considering representations from various RTI activists and taking cognizance of newspaper reports which reflected the view that the notification was in violation of the RTI Act. The Governor also got the issue legally examined before taking the decision to withdraw the notification.
Many RTI activists and organisations have welcomed the move. Earlier, the order of the government had led to protests from many quarters. Refer to - http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/rti-googly-maharashtra-government#.VFMiu_mUcZk