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  • Landmark judgment of the Allahabad HC


  • 1. No need for a citizen to give reasons why he seeks information, his background is no reason for information to be denied to him under RTI

    2. PIO cant take a plea that its third party info while denying info u/s 8.(1).(j), without first referring it to the third party

    3. PIO to hear the third party and then to decide where is the larger public interest - in disclosure or non-disclosure

    4. The MOST important issue: It has ruled in favor what we have always believed in and practiced in Gujarat. Section 18 to 20 are all interlinked and cant be looked at in isolation. Therefore a complaint against denial / deemed denial of information u/s 18 which empowers a SIC / CIC with powers vested in a civil court under the code of Civil Procedure, cant be held hostage with section 19 of 1st appeal. The CIC has been guilty of holding this stand since the Act coming into effect. This decision views all these 3 sections and their respective sub-sections as having one objective - securing access to information and keeping truant officers in check

    5. A SIC / CIC can hearing a complaint can require a public authority to provide information at the same time penalize him to ensure that its done


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