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Govt not to go for amendments proposed to RTI Act in 2006

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Oct 31, 2012 at 04:06pm IST

New Delhi: The government will not go for amendments proposed to the Right to Information Act as mooted in July 2006, according to sources. The amendment suggested was that the government exempts file notings from disclosure except for development and social issues.

The amendment also suggested that the exam selection process be exempted from the RTI ambit. The amendments were seen as dilution of the RTI Act and Congress President Sonia Gandhi was opposed to it.

The Cabinet is set to take up the issue on Thursday and remove these amendments of 2006.

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