‘Slow’ Maharashtra CM claims RTI is a crick in the govt’s neck

Monday, 12 November 2012 - 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Speaking at an occasion to mark his two years in office, he said bureaucrats had to be doubly sure that rules and procedures are followed before taking any decision.

The Right to Information Act is to blame for the slow decision-making process in the state, Prithviraj Chavan, CM, said on Sunday. Speaking at an occasion to mark his two years in office, he said bureaucrats had to be doubly sure that rules and procedures are followed before taking any decision.

Chavan has often been criticised by opponents as well as the NCP — the Congress’ coalition partner in the state — for being slow in taking decisions.

In the age of transparency, said Chavan, anyone can access information through the RTI and point out mistakes — if rules/procedures are not followed. Bureaucrats and officials have to ensure that no such things happen, he said.

Cong-NCP alliance: Chavan said there were no differences between the parties and the alliance would continue in the assembly and Lok Sabha polls in 2014.


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