Centre Exempts CERT-In From Ambit of RTI Act

On 23rd November, 2023, the Central government in its official order exempted the Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) from the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

Key Points

  • The Centre has used its powers given under sub-section (2) of Section 24 of the RTI Act to exempt CERT-In from the purview of the transparency law.
  • After amending the Second Schedule of the RTI Act, CERT-In has been included as serial number 27.
  • So far, there are 26 intelligence and security organisations that are exempted from the RTI Act. This includes Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing, Defence Research and ....
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