Other states including Delhi should also repeal RTI acts of individual states

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/14/2020 12:49:16 AM

Dear Editor,
Jammu-Kashmir Government on 09.01.2020 directed all its departments to implement national RTI Act, 2005. With such implementation of the national Act in the state, Jammu-Kashmir RTI Act, 2009 will lose its relevance. Therefore Jammu-Kashmir government should simultaneously repeal Jammu-Kashmir RTI Act of 2009.
There are several states including Delhi where irrelevant RTI Acts of individual states legislated prior of implementation of national RTI Act in the year 2005 are not yet repealed, thereby unnecessary burdening the system and resources to keep the outdated RTI Acts of individual states in force where very few rather negligible RTI applications are filed under obsolete Acts of individual states. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) should write to all states including Delhi to repeal RTI Acts of individual states.
Delhi government should repeal Delhi RTI Act of 2001.
—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
Delhi.

 

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