Govt considers RTI as nuisance: Sonia

New Delhi: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today slammed the Centre for passing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and said that the BJP-led government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance. She added that by amending the RTI Act, the Centre wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission.

It is to be noted that the new bill seeks to amend the 2005 RTI Act and proposes to give the Centre decisive power to set salaries, allowances and service conditions of the Information Commissioners at both central and state government levels.