Govt to amend RIT to facilitate better disclosure, says Chavan The government has proposed to amend the laws to provide for disclosure by government in all non-strategic areas. It is proposed to review the number of organizations in the second schedule to the Right to Information Act, 2005 and make rules for more disclosure of information by public authorities, minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions, Prithviraj Chavan said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, July 8. Non-Governmental Organisations and Social activists, which have largely expressed doubts about the proposed amendments, will be consulted. Significantly, no time-frame has fixed for completion of the process. Stats for 2008-09 No. of RTI cases disposed of : 13322 No. of RTI cases pending as on April 1, 2009: 8924 Action & Appointments
The tenure of Kumar Sanjay Krishna, a 1985 batch Assam cadre IAS, and joint secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), has been extended for a period of three months up to November, 15, 2009 or until further orders. Mr Krishna had earlier served as a joint secretary in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).