Freedom of information and official secrecy by R. S. Sarkaria

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Published by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal .

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With reference to India.

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StatementR.S. Sarkaria.
SeriesJournalism and communication series ;, 3
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LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS (ONLINE)
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Paginationviii, 98 p. ;
Number of Pages98
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Open LibraryOL1375385M
LC Control Number92907211

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