Govt may amend RTI to curb frivolous pleas

New Delhi, Aug 26, (IANS):

In a written reply to P. Rajeev of Communist Party of India-Marxist, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Prithviraj Chavan said the amendments to the law will be made after consultation with all the stake holders.

There were proposals to modify the provisions about the disclosure of cabinet papers, he added. Amendments to safeguard the sensitivity of the office of the chief justice of India have also been proposed, the minister said.

The minister said another proposal pertained to the constitution of benches of the commission (Central Information Commission) and to incorporate a new section empowering the commission to make regulations.

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