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RTI and the PMO: The more things change, the more they remain the same

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The more things change, the more they remain the same, judging by a PMO reply given to an RTI applicant – putting PM Narendra Modi govt's work style under spotlight when compared with former PM Manmohan Singh.

In April last year, applicant retired Commodore Lokesh Batra was refused disclosure of steps taken by the Prime Minister's Office to proactively part with information as mandated under the RTI Act.

 

Read more: After slamming Manmohan Singh, Narendra Modi government scripts same RTI Act query indiscretion - Financial Express

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