Modi bats for timely, transparent, trouble-free RTI replies

NEW DELHI (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked government departments to keep in mind three ‘T’s — timeliness, transparency and trouble-free approach — while replying to RTI applications as that would help in reducing errors in governance.

Addressing the 10th anniversary of Central Information Commission, the Prime Minister said more openness in governance will help citizens as there is no need for secrecy in this day and age.

“RTI replies should be timely, transparency and trouble-free. It will help in reducing possibilities of errors,” he said at the function which was boycotted by leading RTI activists, including Aruna Roy, after authorities restricted the invitations to some activists citing security reasons.

Modi said right to information is not only about the right to know but also the right to question as this will increase faith in democracy.

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