valid documents such as voter’s identity card as well as passport of an Indian citizen should be accepted while availing information uder rti act in state says chief minister manohar parrikar

22-10-2013 … Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that valid documents such as voter’s identity card as well as passport of an Indian citizen should be accepted while availing information uder rti act in state while swearing an affidavit was not mandatory …

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar was speaking to media reporters after Right to Information activists and Goa RTI Forum had slammed the State government over its circular according to which a seeker of information under the Right to Information Act should produce an affidavit from a notary stating s/he is a citizen of India before submitting a request for information under the RTI.

A government circular which was issued late Tuesday had asks all Right to Information applicants to mandatorily attach a copy of the affidavit swearing that the applicant is an Indian national.

 Parrikar also stated that the circular was issued keeping in mind some of the foreign nationals trying to ask information under rti when they were not Indian citizens and therefore had to sworn in an affidavit for availing rti information

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