There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency.
The proposed amendments to this Act were or are:
All file notings to be exempted except for social and development projects.
No cabinet paper to be disclosed even after a decision has been taken.
Aren't these both amendments fatal to the spirit of the main Right to Information Act of 2005?
The government's intent in confining it only to social and development projects is a very worrisome limitation. Any file note may end up being considered as not pertaining to social or development project, just to deny access.