Bringing info in public domain will reduce need for RTI: Shah

Bringing info in public domain will reduce need for RTI: Shah

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New Delhi, Oct 12 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the need for the Right to Information Act (RTI act) would gradually decrease as the government has put in efforts and taken a number of steps on a proactive basis to make the information available in the public domain.

In his address at the 14th convention of the Central Information Commission here in the national capital, Mr Shah said that RTI has played a vital role in bringing people closer to the government in terms of getting to know how things happen and in reducing the mistrust.

Mr Shah said that the government's focus is on making maximum information available on the public domain making it easier for public and thereby is creating infrastructure for the same purpose which will decrease the need for filing RTI applications by the public.

He said more than five lakh officials are presently involved in the process of providing information via RTI system which is the maximum if compared to anywhere. He said RTI is a great initiative which contributes towards effective administration practices and is also against injustice.(UNI)