Vijayawada

‘Bring PPP, BOT under RTI’

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State Information Commissioner P. Vijaya Babu wanted the government to bring Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), Build-Operate-Transfer and major corporate companies’ transactions with government under the purview of Right to Information Act for ensuring safety of public properties.

All these transactions involved public properties and general public had every right to learn about such dealings. Presently, there is no such provision, but there are quite a few oral requisitions from different people about a few PPP and other government-based tie up with corporate companies, he said.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Mr. Babu said senior officials in different departments were not adhering to the rules of RTI and their attitude towards implementation of the act was very poor. Despite there being provision for levying penalty on authorities, who fail to implement the act, majority of them were not bothered, he informed.

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