Topic Identifier

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New Delhi: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers

  1. #1

    New Delhi: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers


    NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs has refused to answer an RTI query on the issue of facilitating UK travel documents for former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi – claim that some queries didn’t fall within the ambit of the legislation, while "no information was available" for the rest with the office of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
    Interestingly, the questions to the RTI were the exact seven queries posed by former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram at a press conference in Chennai on June 18. The RTI application was filed online on the same day.


    Read more at: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers - The New Indian Express



  2. #2

    Re: New Delhi: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers


    Lalitgate RTI Query Stonewalled by MEA


    NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to answer an RTI application on the issue of facilitating UK travel documents to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, saying some queries didn’t fall within the ambit of the legislation, while “no information was available” with the Office of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the remaining ones.


    Read more at: Lalitgate RTI Query Stonewalled by MEA - The New Indian Express

  3. #3
    Posts
    14,810
    Name:
    MANOJ B. PATEL (Krushnanand)
    Blog Entries
    51
    Rep Power
    171

    Re: New Delhi: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers


    MEA will not provide any information undre RTI related to Mr. Lalit Modi as media says MEA is involved in helping a criminal.
    If you do not ask, you do not get.

    ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  4. #4
    Posts
    14,810
    Name:
    MANOJ B. PATEL (Krushnanand)
    Blog Entries
    51
    Rep Power
    171

    MEA no to RTI info on Lalit Modi passport, draws flak



    With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj facing opposition onslaught over ‘Lalitgate’, her office has declined to provide information about the controversy surrounding restoration of former IPL boss Lalit Modi’s passport, drawing sharp criticism from Congress and the Left.

    Responding to an RTI plea containing seven questions, the External Affairs Ministry said, while a part of the queries did not come under the purview of the transparency law, regarding others it pleaded lack of information.

    The questions included one about who had taken a decision not appeal in the Supreme Court the Delhi High Court’s decision restoring Lalit Modi’s passport.

    “Kindly note that the office of External Affairs Minister (EAM) has informed that the questions in Serial 1 to 3 of your RTI does not seem to fall under the purview of the RTI act, 2005. As regards to queries Sl No 4 to 7, no information is available with EAM’s office,” the MEA said in its reply dated June 26 to Rayo, the applicant from Haryana. Read more at;

    Ministry of External Affairs declines RTI info on Lalit Modi?s passport issue, draws flak - The Hindu
    If you do not ask, you do not get.

    ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  5. #5

    Re: New Delhi: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers


    No special reason to decline RTI query: Salman Khurshid

    New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday said there was no special reason for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to not disclose information to an RTI plea containing queries on aspects related to the controversy over restoration of former IPL chief Lalit Modi's passport.
    "I don't understand what the cause is, what the reason is. This is now common knowledge, its being discussed throughout the country. Media is discussing it so what should be the reason for not disclosing it as part of the RTI, which is obviously a formal acceptance of the facts as they exist," Khurshid told ANI.


    Read more at: https://in.news.yahoo.com/no-special...122136262.html



About RTI INDIA

    RTI INDIA: Invoking Your Rights. We provide easy ways to request, analyze & share Government documents by use of Right to Information and by way of community support.

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook Apple App Store Google Play for Android