Telangana govt to give RTI replies only after bureaucratic clearance

The hurdle comes in the form of chief secretary now instructing every PIO to obtain permission from higher ups before providing applicants with information they seek.

Hyderabad: In what is being seen by activists as an undemocratic and authoritarian move, Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar has issued orders which will it difficult for the general public to obtain information through the Right to Information (RTI) act. The order essentially says that Public Information Officers will have to inform superiors before giving out information.

The Siasat Daily

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