CBI out of RTI for security reasons: minister

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New Delhi, Aug 6: The CBI has been kept out of the purview of the Right to Information Act "in the interest of the security of the state", the government said Wednesday.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that the Central Bureau of Investigation had been included in the Second Schedule of the RTI Act.

But this exemption would not be applicable in respect of information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations, the minister said.

Jitendra Singh admitted that representations had been received objecting to the CBI's inclusion in the second schedule of the RTI Act.

The government took the decision as the CBI was "a security and intelligence organization" and it would not be in the interest of the state to keep it within the ambit of the RTI Act.

IANS

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