RTI activist sends legal notice to Prime Minister
A well-known Right to Information (RTI) activist from Uttar Pradesh has sent a legal notice to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for his comment on the 'frivolous and vexatious use of the RTI Act' in his address at the 7th annual convention of information commissioners in Delhi on October 12.
RTI ACTIVIST Ms Urvashi Sharma said that following observations by Prime Minister Singh, a RTI was filed with office of Central Information Commission (CIC) requesting for information on all similar applications that were personal in nature, and were made to hog the limelight.
In a letter, Director and Nodal CPIO-Central Information Commission Pankaj Shreyaskar communciated to Sharma that "no information in this regard is available with the commission".
In response, Sharma said, the "last destinations of RTI applications are information commissions and the seven-year record of the CIC does not have even a single paper to validate the claims made by the prime minister," reported webdunia.
"The reply is self-explanatory. It made it clear that no personal, frivolous and vexatious RTI applications have ever been filed in these seven years," the RTI activist said. She said that being a social and RTI activist, she was deeply hurt by the anti-RTI statement.