Do not touch the RTI Act: Comm to Govt
Summing up the events of the two-day annual CIC convention attended by 65 information commissioners and experts, Mishra said a wide range of topics were discussed. These included bringing public-private partnerships under transparency law, its exemption clauses, pro-active disclosures and experiences of Information Commissioners.
"Infrastructure and other services like health and education, governments are taking PPP mode. RTI Act acts on government funded projects… The Convention came to the conclusion that PPP projects should be brought under the RTI Act," he said. He said experts were of the view that exemption provisions of the RTI Act should be used only in exceptional cases while disclosure of information should be the general norm.