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raj Kushi   04 October 2019

documents obtained under RTI act can be exhibited in the court

documents obtained under RTI can be exhibited /marked in the court...

any citations/Judgements please?


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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     05 October 2019

The court can always persumed the genuineness of certif9ied copies.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     05 October 2019

One can use certified copies obtained from public authorities as documentary evidence as per Indian Evidence Act if they are relevant to that case. Kindly search for citations in google (AP High Court) with key words "Documents obtained under RTI as evidence before Courts".

Kishor Mehta (CEO)     05 October 2019

Certified copies of documens obtained

Kishor Mehta (CEO)     05 October 2019

Certified copies of documens obtained by RTI have to be accompanied with copies of the RTI applications, replies received and money paid receipts to be permissible as evidence in

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     05 October 2019

I beg to differ with Hon Shri KM, the format for issuing certified copies was prescribed by DOPT through OM and such stipulation says that the copy should be branded with a rubber stamp Certified copy issued under RTI and then signed by a designated public information officer.  I was instrumental in filing more than 100 such certified copies, and there was never such instance seeking a copy of RTI applications, money paid, etc.  The Evidence Act stated that any document obtained under existing law from a public authority is a public record and RTI is such an enactment.  The only objection from Court may be relevance, ...and if that public authority is a party in suit, serving such certified copy demanding for production of original record through a notice to the authority is more than enough.

Dr GYV Victor   06 October 2019

Yes it is an reliable documents that can be exhibited

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