Govt asserts amendment to RTI Act does not compromise autonomy of Information Commission
Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that Narendra Modi Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability in the flow of information relating various government departments.
He said, as a result of its commitment to strengthen genuine and free flow of information, the government has encouraged suo motu dissemination of maximum information by Government Departments in order to reduce number of RTIs.
In a tweet, Mr Javadekar said, there is a deliberate and mischievous attempt by a section to malign the government. The Minister said, there is no merit in their criticism as the amendment to RTI Act in no way compromises the autonomy of Information Commission.