ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Maharashtra: Limited Access to Information

Three years after it was first tabled, the Maharashtra assembly recently passed the Maharashtra Right to Information (RTI) Bill. The Congress-led government had first put forward the bill in the assembly in March 2000, under sustained pressure from social activist Anna Hazare. Following protests that it was a weak legislation and that more public officers needed to be brought under its purview, a committee was set up to revise the draft. Though the right to information acts exist in other states

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