Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July

Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July. The Bill amends the Right To Information Act. It aims at institutionalisation, streamlining and ease of delivery of services.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Jul 23,2019 10:36:19 pm

Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July

23 July 2019 Current Affairs:Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July. The Bill amends the Right To Information Act. It aims at institutionalisation, streamlining and ease of delivery of services.

Aim:
The Bill aims to give power to the Centre to set serving period and salaries of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners.
The Centre can also specify the stature of information commissioners from the equivalent of election commissioners, with their salaries and service conditions.
The Centre will be fully committed to transparency and autonomy of the institution. The Bill also gives rights to the Centre to reduce an equal amount to the pension of the mentioned officials.
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