Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal opposes move to amend RTI Act

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today opposed the Centre’s move to amend the RTI Act, alleging that it will end the independence of central and states information commissions.

Kejriwal, who had actively worked for implementation of the Right to Information Act before coming into politics, said the decision to amend the RTI Act was a ‘bad move’.

“Decision to amend the RTI Act is a bad move. It will end the independence of Central & States Information Commissions, which will be bad for RTI,” Kejriwal tweeted.

On Friday, the Centre introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners.