Convenient restrictions

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/03/2016

The Kerala  government has imposed restrictions on providing information on vigilance probes against ministers, MLAs, MPs and all-India service officials under the RTI Act. The Indian Express reported that according to a government notification issued in January  the T-Branch (Top Secret Section) of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has been excluded from the purview of the RTI Act under the provisions in then RTI Act’s Section 24.  The T-branch "deals with enquiries pertaining to the chief minister, ministers, MLAs, MPs, former ministers and all-India service officers" according to IE.

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