THE issue of amendments to the RTI Act including regarding rejection of vexations and frivolous requests was discussed in a meeting held with the Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners on 14.10.2009. 
Different views were expressed in the meeting, but the general view of the Information Commissioners was that there was no need to amend the Act, and that if need be, the issues involved may be addressed by amending the rules.

While no indication can be given at this stage regarding the amendments which will be incorporated in the Act as discussions with the various stakeholders are yet to be held, the proposal under consideration covers, inter-alia, amendment to enlarge the scope of suo-motu disclosure, to avoid frivolous or vexatious representations, to modify the provision about disclosure of cabinet papers, to make a provision for giving current charge of Chief Information Commissioner to any Commissioner, to provide the constitution of Benches of the Commission and to incorporate a new section empowering the Commission to make regulations.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Mr Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today

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  1. NISBAN says:

    Whichever does not suit the vested interest of the ruling class is termed/deemed as “FRIVOLOUS” in law! This is the mockery of the system, and the so-called rule of law! After all law is an ass and, further, law is made for the fools.

    Hence, RTI Act is indeed a most disagreeable Act for the rulers of all classes.

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