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12/10/2019 1:27 PM IST

Amit Shah Thinks Govt Is Reducing The Need For Filing RTI. Shocker.

He said that the government is making a lot of information public.

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Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, waves to supporters in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Shah says that non-Muslim refugees will get citizenship before a controversial citizen registry has been finalized. The leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, said Tuesday in Kolkata that the party would give “Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Christian settlers” citizenship. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

New Delhi — The government has taken a number of steps to proactively bring information in public domain, thereby reducing the need to file Right to Information (RTI) applications, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday

The RTI Act has bridged the gap between the people and the government, and addressed mistrust, he said at the 14th annual convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC).

Shah, who was the chief guest at the event, said when the law was being drafted, there were apprehensions of its misuse, but during the last 15 years the benefits have outdone the misuse

Dashboards for various schemes introduced by the Modi government have enabled even the poorest of beneficiaries to get information about them and their implementation by going online, the home minister said.

He said the government is creating infrastructure to ensure maximum information is put in public domain to reduce the need of filing RTI applications by citizens.

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