Goa Guv should come inside RTI: Aruna Roy

Panaji: Social activist and renowned RTI activist Aruna Roy today said that Goa Governor`s office should be under the purview of Right to Information Act, as even the office of the President does. "When Maharashtra Governor comes under RTI, how can Goa Governor be an exception?" she said, talking to reporters here.

"The situation is obviously wrong," she said, adding that "Even the President of India is covered by the Act." In response to a submission by RTI activist Aires Rodrigues, Goa Governor`s office had said that the Act did not apply to it.

The state Information Commissioner had said that the RTI covers Governor too. But Goa Raj Bhavan challenged this ruling in the High Court, where the case is pending. Roy`s colleague at `National Campaign for People`s Right to Information (NCPRI)`, Nikhil Dey, said the people should step up the political campaign to bring Raj Bhavan in Goa under the RTI.