The 'why' of stakeholder consultations can be found at the intersection of these realities – government is meant to govern and not rule; all expertise for policy-making is not vested in the government; the time and effort spent in mining for credible ideas from multiple stakeholders is an investment into creating better policies; and, those who are ultimately affected by a policy decision, should have a say in how those policies are shaped.
- Aug. 17, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
The prime concern is that almost every disclosure may be covered under these broad categories of exemptions. Like scandals in defence procurement, any wrong doing in the Stock Exchanges or failures of intelligence agencies, a source-based journalistic report about corruption in public banks etc. may be termed as the information prejudicially affecting national security, defence or strategic or economic interests. Similarly, information regarding false certificates relating to caste, education, income or character would be exempted as personal information, unless it is permitted to be disclosed under the RTI Act, 2005.Read More →