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RTI Act changes can be detrimental: Justice (retd.) Lokur

The changes introduced in the Right to Information Act can be detrimental, former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur said on Wednesday. Speaking at a discussion on the RTI Act organised by Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), Lokur said that in spite of the amendments, passed two months back, the central government had not made rules regarding the salary and tenure of information commissioners. During the function, a report released by the organisation on the functioning of Information Commissions were also discussed. The report, titled Report Card of Information Commissions in India 2018-19, analysed the performance of all 29 information commissions set up under the RTI Act. Why would anyone want to join the Information Commission when there is no clarity about salary or tenure of job, he said. The government had amended the Right to Information Act in August this year taking into its hand the salary and tenure of new appointees in the Information Commission. The RTI Act, 2005 had ..

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