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Friday, August 04, 2006

Indian Government trying to amend RTI

This is a copy of a mail from Prof Trilochan Sastry to IIMB students:

The Right to Information Act is being diluted by the Government. Here is the PM's letter to Anna Hazare on the subject and two Press Notes in response by Civil Society Organizations.

It is clear that the letter of the PM and what the Civil Society people are saying cannot both be true.

The RTI is a very important legislation and excluding file notings from public view is the first step in rolling it back. We will give greater chance for scams and corruption in Government to continue.

In case anyone wants to voice their opinion to the Government, you can write to:

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
The President of India
Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi - 110 004
Fax: +91-11-23017290, +91-11-23017824
Phones: +91-11-23014930 Ext 4211,4400, 4260 (Secretary of President)
+91-11-23013488 Ext 4218 (Personal Secretary of President)
Emails: [email protected] (Press Secretary of the President)
Write to the president at [email protected]

Dr Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India
7, Race Course Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Fax: +91-11-23016857, +91-11-23019545 (PM Office)
+91-11-23015603 (PM residence)
+91-11-23018668, +91-11-23015470 (Residence)
+91-11-23012312, 23018939 (Office) +91-11-3016996 (Joint Secretary of PM)
+91-11-3018939 (Personal Secretary of PM)
[email protected]


Email to PM at

Sonia Gandhi
91-11-23018651 (FAX)


Trilochan Sastry Phone: 91-80-2699-3285(O)
Professor 91-80-2699-3225(R)
Indian Institute of Management Fax: 91-80-2658-4050
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560076, India

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