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RTI Rules, 2017-dump DoPT's proposals, notify activist's proposals

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The DoPT, vide their circular No 1/5/2016-IR dated 31 Mar 2017, has invited suggestions from the public on the proposed RTI Rules, 2017 attached to it. These rules have nothing in them to ensure compliance of the law by PIOs, FAAs and ICs and are obviously intended to make it more difficult for information seekers to access information and easy for public servants to avoid providing them. If anything these proposals only expose the public servants who have drafted them and approved them for circulation as idiots and traitors!

Under the circumstances it has become necessary to draft an entirely independant set of rules for the effective implementation of the RTI Act in keeping with its objectives- for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed- as stated in its preamble.

These rules, drafted by an activist, P M Ravindran, is published as a blog at

Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, who is working tirelessly for getting India its deserving position of honour in the comity of nations is requested to trash the DoPT circulated RTI Rules, 2017 and remove from office the public servants who had drafted it and also those who had approved it for circulation.

The rules proposed by RTI activist, P M Ravindran, may be circulated for solicting suggestions from the public and subsequent notification.

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