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Tajobsindia (Senior Partner )     01 April 2011

Pvt. Medical and Eng. colleges under purview of RTI Act

Pvt medical, Eng. colleges under purview of RTI Act (SIC Decision)



Government of Andhra Pradesh

A.P. State Information Commission

(under Right to Information Act, 2005)

HACA Bhavan, Hyderabad

Phone No: 23230245 / 246, 23230591 (Fax)

Appeal No. 2427/SIC-ASR/2006

Dated: 03-11-2006


1. The Principal, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, in his letter dated 23-09-2006

brought to the notice of the Commission that according to the Judgment of the

Constitutional Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, delivered in TMA Pai and others Vs State of Karnataka and others, there should not be external control from the Government in day to day administration of Private Educational Institutions and that even though they do not come under the definition of Public Authority u/s 2 (h) of the RTI Act, 2005, the Principal submits that with due respects to the kind authority of the Commission, they are submitting information.

2. The Commission is of the view that the stand taken by the Principal, Bapatla

Engineering College, Bapatla appears to be wrong, which is against the definition of

“information”, as defined u/s 2 (f) of the RTI Act, 2005 it is clear “information

relating to any private body which can be accessed by a Public Authority.

3. In the light of the above, the
Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla will come under the purview of the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005.


State Information Commissioner

Authenticated copy


Assistant Registrar


The Principal,

Bapatla Engineering College,




 3 Replies

DR.SANAT KUMAR DASH (Eye Specialist)     01 April 2011

All the Educational Institutions are under the perview of R.T.I. ACT, 2005.

Tajobsindia (Senior Partner )     02 April 2011

@ Dr. Sant

Is DAV Education Institutions covered under perview of RTI Act? If you have ruling share it with your address immediately and receive sealed pack Ipod Suffle from me.

And if not then kindly restrain making such bold statements with authorities reference.


shiv sharma (NA)     04 April 2011

Only grant-in-aided private educational institutes are within the purview of the RTI Act.

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