Any hiccups in RTI will be examined: Khurshid
New Delhi: There is no proposal to have a relook at the RTI Act but if there are any "hiccups", they should be examined, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said here today.
"…I know of no such proposal…. If there are any hiccups anywhere, should we not examine them, should we not talk about them, should we not debate them and see what`s to be done," he said when asked if the government was contemplating any changes in the Right to Information Act (RTI).
Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s remarks on the issue, he said, "I certainly think as the Prime Minister has said, we must discuss it, we must at least look at the experience of RTI. "We should not just shut ourselves from all the experience of RTI or for that matter any legislation that is essentially beneficial…."
Suggesting that a "critical look" be taken at the RTI Act, Singh has said, "The Right to Information should not adversely affect the deliberative processes in the Government. "We must take a critical look at it. There are concerns that need to be discussed and addressed," the Prime Minister had stressed last week.
There have been demands for amending the transparency law by certain sections of government who feel it is "transgressing" into their functioning.