Implementation of RTI Act, 2005 to be strengthened
DoPT invites views/suggestions by 31st March, 2016
A Committee of Experts consisting of Shri A.N. Tiwari, former Chief Information Commissioner and Dr. M.M. Ansari, former Information Commissioner of Central Information Commission was constituted to recommend, inter-alia, measures to further strengthen implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. Some of recommendations of the Committee of Experts have been accepted by the Government and an OM dated 29th June 2015 was issued to all public authorities to implement the recommendations of the Committee. Further, instructions were issued to all Public Authorities vide O.M. No. 1/1/2013-IR dated 9th July, 2015 to make an analysis of information which is sought most often from applicants and provide it on their website as suo-motu disclosure.
Further, a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT has examined some of the recommendations of Committee of Expert and it has now been proposed to issue an Office Memorandum to implement the recommendations of the Committee regarding suo-motu disclosure u/s 4 of RTI Act, 2005.
The interested persons may send their views/suggestions on the annexed O.M. latest by 31st March, 2016 to this Department through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.