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RTI Amendment Bill likely in Lok Sabha today

RTI Amendment Bill likely in Lok Sabha today

New Delhi: The Right to Information Amendment Bill is likely to be discussed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Bill aims at keeping political parties out of RTI ambit.

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2013 was introduced on August 12 in the Lower House by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy.

The Union Cabinet had last month cleared a proposal to amend the RTI Act to give immunity to political parties and negate a Central Information Commission (CIC) order to this effect.

The Cabinet's decision had come nearly two months after the Central Information Commission's order of bringing six national political parties - Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP - under the RTI Act.

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