Indian Committee Displeased With Nuclear RTI Exemption

22 February 2012

A proposed Right to Information law exemption in a new Indian nuclear safety bill appears to be faring poorly in Parliament.

A committee looking into the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority bill is likely to propose dropping the RTI provision, according to reports in The Hindustan Times and India Today.

The government-backed bill would create a new exemption for  nuclear safety matters and r the exclude nuclear safety agencies from transparency obligations. (See previous report.)

The parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, which has received testimony about the bill,  will not support the RTI provision of  bill, the newspapers said.

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