A 30-day period is required to be set aside for this purpose.Further, the people's views must be made attached to the Cabinet Note accompanying the draft Bill when it is sent to the Union Cabinet for approval.The new guidelines focus on disclosure of information about crucial social development programmes implemented at each State Level.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor signed the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013.
The Court held that an applicant disclosing a Post Box number should not be compelled to disclose any further contact details.
However if a public authority has any difficulty contacting the applicant through the Post Box No., the applicant may be asked to provide other contact details.
The second is regarding transparency with the status of mercy petitions pending before the President of India. Pranab Mukherjee assumed the office of the President of India, he initiated the good practice of disclosing the status of clemency petitions pending before his Secretariat, on its website.
Strangely this initiative was withdrawn and two decisions to reject clemency petitions followed in complete secrecy.
After civil society's criticism of this retrograde move, the President's Secretariat has restored the status update on all pending mercy petitions. Bhutan has joined the community of nations that have enacted national level right to information laws.