This is part 2 of a miniseries examining how the Central govt is limiting public access to information with laws and amendments. In the Data Protection Bill, the Central government has proposed an amendment for the RTI Act. With this amendment the government seeks to protect the privacy of lawmakers by changing 8.1 (j) section of the RTI Act.
In this episode of The Suno India Show, host Suryatapa Mukherjee is speaking to Nikhil Dey about how the Right To Information Act is being diluted over the years with various amendments and how that affects people seeking information about the government. Nikhil Dey is the founder-member of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and the National Campaign For People's Right to Information (NCPRI).
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