The prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refuted repots allegedly published in sections of the media regarding a direction of the Central Information Commission to PMO to reveal letters between former telecommunications minister A Raja and the prime minister and said the PMO has always provided information sought.
Such reports give rise to an impression that these letters have not been disclosed by the Prime Minister's Office in response to RTI applications, the PMO pointed out.
A PMO release sad the office has always provided the information sought, in response to RTI applications. Applicants who have earlier sought copies of correspondence between Raja and the prime minister in the past have already been provided these copies by PMO, it added.
The PMO said the actual request made by the information commissioner was not for these letters and that the commission, after consulting the applicant, has reframed the request as requiring disclosure of the aforementioned correspondence. The PMO said "copies of the same would be made available to the applicant in this case as well."