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Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao brings ACB back under RTI Act

MUMBAI: Every bit of information related to inquiries and investigations made by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), even in high-profile cases involving top officials and political leaders, will remain in public domain.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao directed the government to withdraw the notification exempting the ACB from provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act on Thursday, the last day of President’s rule in the state. An official attached to the Raj Bhavan said a notification withdrawing President’s rule will be issued on Friday, coinciding with Devendra Fadnavis taking over as the state’s first BJP chief minister. The decision to exclude the ACB from the RTI Act was taken by the Congress-NCP government led by Prithviraj Chavan on September 6, 2014.Vidyasagar rao

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