Never said we are going to change RTI: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied suggestions that he had pitched for dilution of Right to Information Act.delhi Updated: Oct 20, 2011 01:30 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied suggestions that he had pitched for dilution of Right to Information Act.
He maintained that he had never said that there should be any dilution of the Act.
"There are certain ways in which things can be done. All I said is that we should reflect how to achieve in totality the purposes for which RTI was set up. I never said we are going to change RTI (Act)," he told reporters accompanying him while returning home from South Africa after attending the IBSA Summit.
Singh had last week said the government wishes to make Right to Information an "even more effective instrument" for ensuring transparency but wanted a critical look at it to address certain concerns.
He had said the transparency law should not adversely affect deliberative processes in the government and discourage honest, well meaning public servants from voicing their views.