Topic – Part of static series under the heading -”CIC – functions and importance”
1) Discuss the provisions for ensuring independence of CIC? Critically examine whether the proposed amendments to RTI Act would dilute the independence of CIC?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to detail out the provisions which ensure independence of CIC. Thereafter, it expects us to examine the proposed amendments to RTI Act and the impact it is likely to have, particularly on the independence of CIC.
Discuss – Here the constitutional and other provisions which ensure the independence of CIC is to be mentioned.
Critically Examine – the impact of the move, pros and cons and way forward needs to be discussed here.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention about the role that CIC plays in RTI scheme. Mention that the proposed amendments makes changes wrt terms of service of CIC.
Body – Mention in brief the significance of the role of CIC in RTI Act. Discuss the terms of service of CIC which ensures that the office of CIC is independent such as appointment, salary etc. Examine what changes in terms of service are proposed by the amendment and the impact it will have.
Conclusion – Give your view on the proposed changes, and discuss the way forward.