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CIC poser to BJP, Congress on RTI

delhi Updated: Sep 26, 2012 23:15 IST
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) has given political parties, including the Congress and BJP 10 days to make their submissions on whether they should be declared public authorities under the Right To Information law.

The commission decided to issue a notice to other political parties only after representatives of the CPI and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) appeared before it on appeals filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and RTI activist Subhash Chandra Aggarwal seeking to bring political parties under the RTI ambit.

Appearing on behalf of appellants, Prashant Bhushan argued that the political parties should be declared public authority under the RTI law as they were receiving substantial government funding through I-T exemption.