An online petition has been created to oppose the proposed amendments
Eversince the RTI act came into effect it has proved to be a powerful means to fight corruption and the arbitrary use of power. The vigilance and protest by the RTI community across India kept the establishment from proceeding with the dormant and explicit desire to curtail transparency and accountability entitlements. We are now informed that the Government is thinking of moving amendments to the RTI Act in the coming session of Parliament, to negate the CIC order declaring that political parties are public authorities under the RTI Act. It is likely that these amendments will seek to not only address this issue but to curtail various other entitlements that have now established the ability of the RTI to fight corruption and the arbitrary use of power by the establishment.
We appeal to you for your help and support. An online petition has been created to oppose the proposed amendments and SAVE RTI. Please sign and share the petition, which is available at http://defindia.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c9fe6772e5891b3068ff7cad8&id=9dfcc8ca29&e=5a3af75ddc
With warm regards,
Bharat Dogra, Shekhar Singh, Shailesh Gandhi, Harsh Mander, Aruna Roy