No studies planned for evaluation of RTI
The Government said there are no plans to conduct a detailed evaluation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy said that a detailed study was conducted in 2008-09 to assess the key issues and constraints in the implementation of the RTI Act. On the basis of the report, the Government took initiatives to build the capacity of the demand and supply side through trainings, an on-line certificate course, and publication of guides on the Right to Information Act.
Replying to another question, Mr. Narayanasamy said, "In order to facilitate filing of RTI applications in Central Government public authorities by Indians living abroad, the Central Government has 'in-principle' agreed to start sale of Indian Postal orders through Internet on payment in foreign currency."