RTI activists call on Soz
Jammu: A delegation of Right to Information (RTI) activists, lawyers and members of the Civil Society today called on Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Saif-ud-Din Soz and expressed its resentment against the state government’s decision on making sweeping changes in RTI rules.
Under the banner of Sangarsh RTI Movement, members of the delegation apprised the PCC chief about the difficult scenario that arose due to “dilution” of the RTI rules by the state government by issuing SRO 279.
The activists thanked Soz for his public statement where he had expressed his displeasure over the recent amendments made in the RTI rules.
The delegation urged the senior Congress leader to raise the issue at the appropriate forum and opposed the amendments that had turned the State Information Commission into a weak institution having no powers and authority.
They also informed him that there was a widespread public resentment over the “dilution” of the RTI rules.
After listening to the delegation, Soz assured the activists that their concern would be conveyed to the state and the Central governments and he would personally look into the matter.
Balvinder Singh, convener, Sangarsh RTI Movement, RTI activist Raman Sharma, advocate Dewaker Sharma, Anil Saraf, Munish Sharma and others were the part of the delegation.