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Select the correct option based on the following statements.

Statement 1: According to critics, the amendment of the RTI Act on 25 July, 2019, can negatively affect the autonomy and stature of Information Commissions (ICs).
Statement 2: This amendment allows the central government to fix the tenure and salaries of ICs which can affect their impartiality in decision making.

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Both the statements are correct.
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Both the statements are incorrect.
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Statement 1 is incorrect but the Statement 2 correct.
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D
Statement 1 is correct but the Statement 2 incorrect.
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The correct option is A Both the statements are correct.
The recent amendment can affect the autonomy and stature of Information Commissions. Critics say that Information Commissioners might be more reluctant to give information about the ruling dispensation. The amendment also allows the central government to appoint State Information Commissioners.

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