Under what grounds CVC seek exemption from the purview of RTI Act 2005 ? Taking shelter of such exemption if granted, liberally to all Bodies/Agencies the provisions of RTI Act 2005 will get diluted and the Act and the circumstances under which the same has been enacted shall get defeated. There is a major question involved here - why some Deptt., or Agency want to hide certain information ? If they maintain transparancy in their dealings specially public dealings where is the scope to hide something from the purview of RTI Act 2005 ?
In short in our Country, no body wants accountability and those who are at the helm of affairs (seeking exemption) wants to remain unaccountable and draw salary without doing any job. Since they are being paid out of the TAX money collected from the general public, are they not accountable to the Public, who is the supreme power in a democracy ? Let this question be deliberated before granting liberal exemption from the purview of RTI Act 2005 to any body/Agency under any Ministry and let the PMO be the authority for granting exemption after detailed study/deliberation on the subject. The second schedule (Sec. 24) already had given enough exemption , any further exemption shall render the ACt really toothless and thus become an ornamental piece only, which the public, in my view shall not tolerate. Granting further exemption be a matter of debate for our expert members taking the matter in its right perspective.
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