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LS refuses to answer queries on Covid-19, but RS obliges


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LS refuses to answer queries on Covid-19, but RS obliges

HYDERABAD: In a curious case of interpretation of the RTI Act, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, gave contrasting answers on money spent for Covid-19 treatment on members by both houses, to an identical query to both the houses by a RTI activist. The questions were posted by Hyderabad-based RTI activist, Jalagam Sudheer, who…

HYDERABAD: In a uncommon case of interpretation of the RTI Act, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, gave contrasting solutions on money spent for Covid-19 remedy on participants by every houses, to an the same inquire of to every the homes by a RTI activist.

The questions were posted by Hyderabad-based RTI activist, Jalagam Sudheer, who desired to know how many MPs were infected by the virus and sought info of funds spent from the central exchequer, from every the homes of Parliament, individually.

While the Lok Sabha secretariat refused to furnish the information of funds spent from the exchequer for the remedy of MPs who were infected, the Rajya Sabha secretariat spoke back, announcing that Rs 15 lakh became given for disinfection.

It moreover gave out info that 19 officers were infected with Covid- 19, but, that, no Rajya Sabha member became infected.

The RS purchased Rs 15 lakh allocation for disinfection of the dwelling premises. The reply moreover acknowledged that MPs and staff of the RS approach beneath the Central govt successfully being way.

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