Home department, related offices to be exempted from RTI purview

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IMPHAL, June 5: Any information seek through the Right to Information Act which are related to the Manipur Police department including civil police, Manipur police wireless, Manipur Rifles, Indian Reserved Battalions, Intelligence wings (Special Branch & Crime Branch of CID), Forensic Science laboratory, Jail department, sate vigilance commission and its subordinate offices and all reports of any enquiry commission, magisterial enquiries and classified reports including those of the ministry of home affairs and the intelligence bureau (IB) will be exempted from the purview of the RTI Act, 2005.In this connection an official notification has been issued by Kh Raghumani Singh additional secretary, Department of personnel and administrative Reforms (Administrative Reform Division) on May 28 which also mentioned that the said exemption was made in exercise of the sub-section (4) of Section 24 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005).The official order further mentioned that, exemption of the mentioned state government departmental organizations, however shall be subjected to the provision under sub-section 4 of the RTI relating to the information sought for pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violation, the official notification added.

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