RTI Act for Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams – RTI act has been implemented for TTD also from now on. It will henceforth have to answer queries posted to it under the Right to Information act.
The officials of the TTD said on 26 September 2013 that if the questions are in an appropriate form, they will be answered.
Earlier this year, TTD had asserted that it would not come under the purview of the RTI as it is not a Public Authority prescribed under Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act, 2005. Accordingly, it had refused to entertain a request from a politician who had sought information on the number of the ‘VIP passes’ issued during Vaikuntha Ekadasi Day and New Year’s Day.