On ‘National Security’ Grounds, PMO Asked To Disclose Names Of Those Accompanying PM Modi On Foreign Trips

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has directed the PMO to disclose the names of delegation members accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his foreign visits.

Mathur rejected the objection by the PMO in disclosing the information on grounds of “national security”.


Deciding on two separate cases, Mathur, however, exempted the PMO from disclosing the names of security personnel and people linked to the security details of the prime minister. “The commission is of the view that the name/list of non-government persons (having no connection with the security) who had accompanied the prime minister on his international visits…should be provided to the appellant,” he said.

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