Should Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) projects be brought under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005? -- anonymous

Certainly the public authorities and bureaucrats will never be happy to bring PPP projects under RTI scrutiny but as the Act envisages wherever there is public funds are involved for any investment it should automatically comes under RTI Act 2005 scrutiny. Its only Govt's will which will make a difference in bringing PPPs under RTI sooner than later. By all means one of the courts in the country will soon be delivering such a judgment and then the the Govt will be left with less option but to declare same in the official Gazette. Let us wait for the verdict to be announced.

Ibrahim Deshmukh
Legal Consultant
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