Category Archives: RTI

Information can’t be denied under RTI Act: P&HHC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently ruled that right to information cannot be denied under the Right to Information Act merely because a statutory mechanism is evolved and prescribed under a different Act where alternative procedure and conditions … Continue reading

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CBI out of purview of Right to Information Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that the expression ‘Human Rights Violation’ as used in proviso to Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“Act”) cannot be extended to include controversies relating the service matters, and hence information … Continue reading

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Public Authority not to provide information already made available: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that under the Right to Information Act (“Act”) neither can information already made available by the public authority on its own in discharge of obligations be requested under the Act nor is the public authority … Continue reading

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CIC cant direct concerned CPIO to provide information which complainant had sought for complaint u/s 18 RTI Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that while considering a complaint made under Section 18 of the Right to Information Act (Act), the Central Information Commission (CIC) cannot direct the concerned Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to provide the information which … Continue reading

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Political parties are ‘public authorities’: CIC

Central Information Commssion (“CIC”) held that political parties are ‘public authorities’ under the Righ to Information Act (“Act”), thus under an obligation to disclose the source of their income. CIC reasoned that the political parties are indirectly ‘substantially financed’ by … Continue reading

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CIC order for production of classified documents between President & PM of India quashed: DHC

Delhi High Court quashed the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) directing the production of the document/correspondences exchanged between the former President and Prime Minister of India respectively relating to Gujarat Riots (2002) to respondent under the Right to … Continue reading

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