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Thread: Who framed the RTI act?

  1. Question Who framed the RTI act?

    Who are the bureaucrats who were instrumental in the framing of the RTI act?

    Last edited by ganpat1956; 25-04-08 at 09:49 PM. Reason: Shifted from RTI Query to RTI General Discussions

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    Re: Who framed the RTI act?

    A very good question indeed, may be DoPT can throw some light.

  3. Re: Who framed the RTI act?

    I think Mr. Arvind Kejriwal was a member of the team as a nonbureaucrat who drafted the act. And a lot of credit should go to him for this excellent language.

  4. Re: Who framed the RTI act?

    As all are aware that prior to the enactment of the RTI Act, 2005, there was a Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2002 were similar to that of RTI Act, 2005, except that the necessary teeth required to bring dawn of transparency were not there, in the earlier Act. Therefore, the later Act is only the improvement of the earlier Act. I also think that the language of Act is drafted by the Legislation wing of the Ministry of Law, where only the officers with legal backgrond are appointed and IAS officers have not role to play in it.

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    Re: Who framed the RTI act?

    Bureaucrats do not frame law related legislations.Some of the best brains known in the field of law including ex judges,human rights activist like HDShourie were involved in framing RTI Act.And many more respectable names in various other fields were onboard. This act is a result of an evolutionary process over a period of time,and probably best thing that has happened in India post independence.Background leading to enactment of this act is available on a number of sites.

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    Re: Who framed the RTI act?

    can we please close it?


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