Ashadh Krushna 1, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
How PMO can give such irresponsible answers to the queries citizens of India ? are these records also destroyed in some fire ? O Indians, for how much time you are going to keep such irresponsible rulers in power ? Now it is high time to establish Hindu Rashtra !
New Delhi : The Prime Minister's Office does not have any information about meetings held between PM Manmohan Singh and the then telecom minister and 2G scam accused A Raja, between August 2007 and July 2008.
Replying to an RTI application filed by one Deepak Saluja in this regard, the top office has passed the buck to Special Protection Group (SPG), an exempted organization under the RTI Act, for furnishing details of the meetings.
The SPG which is exempted from making any disclosure under the RTI Act except those related to allegations of human rights violation and corruption has refused to furnish the information citing the exemption clause.
The PMO also transferred the application to department of telecommunication to provide the information but it was also sent back with director (coordination) stating that it was PMO to answer the application. After SPG and DOT refused to furnish the information, PMO cited another exemption clause related to national security to deny the information saying "it has been consistent stand not to reveal details of appointment."
Following the refusal to furnish the information, Saluja approached the Central Information Commission with a plea that information be made available to them.