Sarokar- RTI act: What will change after New rules (Source: RSTV)

 

Published On: 10 April, 2017 | Duration: 1 hour, 1 min, 24 sec

 

In this edition of Sarokar we discuss the proposed rules under the Right To Information Act. The central government recently proposed new rules under section 27 of Right to Information (RTI) 2017 to modify the 2005 RTI Act.

 

The major changes in the proposed rules read that any application, in general, will not exceed the word limit of 500 words, excluding annexure and it must contain the addresses of the Central Public Information Officer and that of the applicant. New rules also propose to hike the price for providing information.

 

Anchor: Amrita Rai

 

Guests: Subhash Chandra Agrawal, RTI Consultant; Venkatesh Nayak, RTI Activist & Programme coordinator,Commonwealth Human Rights Initiativel; Dr. S K Sarkar, Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training; Yashvardhan Azad, Central information commissioner; Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar, Deputy Editor, The Wire; Shyamlal Yadav. Senior Assistant Editor. The Indian Express

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