Misuse of RTI Act
Report about cases of frivolous and vexatious use of the Right to Information Act, 2005 have come to the notice of the Government.
As a result of implementation of the Right to Information Act, a number of applications for information and appeals are being received by public authorities. It has increased the work of the officers who have been designated as Public Information Officer, Appellate Authority and Other officers whose help is sought by the Public Information Officer in dealing with the RTI applications and appeals.
The work is being managed within the existing human resources. Offices are being encouraged to put as much information as possible in the public domain so that the number of applications asking for information get reduced.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.