- RTI amendment bill bill 2019 passes despite opposition in opposition in Lok Sabha on Monday
- Sonia Gandhi said that RTI was the basis of our democracy, weak section used it as its power
Jul 23, 2019, 12:17 PM IST
new Delhi. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Center's Modi government of breaking the Right to Information (RTI) law. Sonia said that the government wants to end the freedom of information commission by amending the RTI Act. His statement came in the Lok Sabha on Monday despite opposition from the Opposition after the RTI amendment Bill Bill 2019 was passed.
The RTI Amendment Bill 2019 provides the Central Government with the power to control the employees' permanent wages, tenure and other rules and conditions related to the employees of the Information Commission. Opposition is opposing it.
Over 60 lakh people used RTI
Sonia said, "The present government is breaking the historical RTI Act 2005. This is a matter of debate. Over the past decade, more than six million people, especially women, used the right to information as a weapon. RTI has increased transparency and fairness at all levels between the administration and the common people. We have to remain intact to bring it back in the old form. "
Sonia said – RTI base of our democracy
The UPA chairperson said, "RTI is the basis of our democracy. The weak section of the country has used it as its power. The present government considers ATI to be rubbish and wants to eliminate the status and status of the Central Information Commission (CIC). The CIC was kept equal to the Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission. "At the same time, the central government has said that necessary amendment has been made in the RTI. Transparency and fairness are still the same.