Demonstration at Shaheed Smarak, near Gandhi Bhawan on 09/10/2010 between 11 AM to 1 PM
As stated earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered the Vigilance Department and the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Establishment to be kept out of the Right to Information Act 2005. The UP Government has done it under the provisions of section 24 subsection 1 of the RTI Act. The order has been issued by the Principal Secretary, Vigilance through notification no. 2339/39-4-2010-21/05, dated September 22, 2010.
The National RTI Forum strongly criticizes this move of the UP government and requests the UP government and the Governor of UP to reconsider this decision immediately. In the pursuance of this cause, the Forum, along with Agrani Foundation, Center for Contemporary Studies, Human Needs, Uttar Pradesh Shahri Gareeb Kamgar Sangharsh Morcha, Samvad, Youth Initiative, Sri Ganesh Smaarak Sangthan, Adarsh Mahila Sansthaan, Uttar Pradesh Social Activist Forum and others shall be organizing a democratic protest on 09/10/2010 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Shaheed Smaarak, near Gandhi Bhawan, Lucknow against this move.
We need all your kind help and support for this cause.
Dr Nutan Thakur,
National RTI Forum,