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Parliament not to publish members’ assets details


NEW DELHI AT a time when even the Supreme court judges have put details of their assets and wealth online, the two houses of parliament have ruled out publishing such details of its members online.

In reply to a query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Rajya Sabha’s ethics committee said it was felt that since details of assets and liabilities of members can be availed by anyone after written permission from the Rajya Sabha chairman, uploading could be avoided.

“It was the considered view of the committee that since any person could ask for the information of the Register (of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities), there appears no need to place the same on the website,” committee director Sunita Sekaran said.

She was replying to a RTI application filed by activist SC Aggarwal, who had asked for information on the steps taken by the union government for the declaration of wealth of members of legislature and judiciary on government website.

In its reply, the Lok Sabha secretariat said that no steps were taken by it for uploading the assets and liabilities on its website.

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