Any information about Public Private Partnership projects which can be disclosed under the RTI Act may be accessed through the public authority which has entered into the said arrangement, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh said the RTI Act, 2005 is applicable to public authorities as defined under Section 2(h) of the Act, which include bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Government or non-government organisations substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate government.
"Further, as per Section 2(f) of the Act, information relating to any private body, which can be accessed by public authority under any other law for the time being in force, is already within purview of the RTI Act, 2005," the minister said in a written reply.
He said information about PPP arrangements which can be disclosed under the RTI Act, 2005 may be accessed through the public authority which has entered into the said arrangements.
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