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latest case law on right to information act


 

Appellate   authority under RTI Act  can   issue     direction   to   such   public authority to take any of those steps as are suitable to coerce the persons having information to abide by directions issued under the RTI Act

 

   In paragraph 44, this Full Bench of Delhi High Court,
from  the preamble of  the RTI Act, also notes  that it is passed
because   'democracy   requires   an   informed   citizenry   and
transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and
also   to   contain   corruption   and   hold   Governments   and   their
instrumentalities accountable  to  the governed'.  It    restricts  the
right  to information  to citizens vide Section 3. Citizen seeking

information need not give any reasons for such 

information need not give any reasons for such demand & there
is no requirement of scrutiny into his locus standi.   I find that
when   the   procedure   to   exercise   the   right   to   information   is
statutorily prescribed & its breach is to be redressed exclusively
by   the   “forums”   created   thereunder,   the   “execution”   of   such
adjudicated   entitlement   against   unwilling   establishment   by
invoking all available legal avenues is the deliberate measure &
an integral part of the scheme of RTI Act


IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION NO.  3650  OF  2012
1. Kausa Education & Charitable Trust

V/s.
1. Maharashtra State Information Commission,

CORAM         : B.P. DHARMADHIKARI, J.

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