Government moves to keep political parties off RTI Act

Amendments have been moved to the RTI Act to relieve political parties from being obliged to share details of their funding or how they choose their candidates. the Central Information Commission  which ensures the RTI Act is implemented and public queries are answered by government departments, ruled that the six major national parties including the Congress and BJP are public authorities and must respond to RTI applications and in return, parties had argued that they are monitored and accountable for funding and other issues to the Election Commission hence should be exempted from RTI Act .

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