The Right to Information (RTI) Bill will be debated in Parliament on June 23.
The bill was presented to Parliament in March for it’s first reading. The Right to Information Bill provides for the establishment of the right to Information Commission, setting out the procedures for obtaining information and for matters connected, in an effort to uphold the people’s right to know.
In May however the Bill received a setback after the Supreme Court ruled that certain clauses of the bill was in violation of the Constitution, and steps must be taken to amend them accordingly.
The Supreme Court also ordered that the bill must be passed by a special majority in Parliament, if it is to be made a law in the country.