The Govt of India weakened the RTI Act by quietly issuing the new rules through a gazette notification. The new rules, I believe, limit each application to 500 words and change the appeals process and the increase fees for information provided. Here’s an article from HT.com by Chetan Chauhan: Govt of India and CIC tireade to Kill the RTI Act
This is sickening.
Here is a clipping from the Hindustantimes which explain the changes to the RTI Act:
Click here for the updated rules: Right to Information Rules 2012