Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thumbs up to RTI: The AP Chief Minister knew what he was doing

Here's one more example of the effectiveness of RTI (in its un-diluted version that demands that 'file notings' are also an integral part of the 'file' and all the 'information' therein):

File notings obtained through a Right to Information application have revealed that Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Chief Secretary J. Harinarayana have indeed approved and signed the draft GO 938 of February 20, the controversial media-related order that kicked up a row three months ago.

It marked a drive to launch defamation cases against newspapers and their editors, but was immediately withdrawn by the Government.

Contrary to the impression created at that time that the Chief Minister and the top officers were unaware of the contents of the GO, the file notings clearly show the final GO was issued after the normal circulation of the file for four months from October 19, after it was thoroughly vetted and endorsed by all of them.


  1. amitscorpio said...

    Nice to know that RTI is still alive and kicking!!!

    I think you have given wrong link in this post, do check it!!

  2. Anonymous said...

    I have used RTI more than once, and I can tell you that even in its diluted form, it counters LAZINESS fully...

    The undiluted form is needed for countering corruption