Judgment unlikely to give officers confidence to disclose information on highest judicial office
Leaving the facts of the three cases aside, the common and individual opinions penned by the Justices clarify several interpretational matters for the benefit of both the seekers and holders of information.
BEL rejects RTI application for EVM, VVPAT information; no response from Election Commission
Stressing that university rules can’t override RTI Act, the court said that evaluated answer scripts fall squarely under the definition of the term “information” under the act and can be obtained by the students
Speaking at the 14th annual convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC), Union Home Minister claimed that his government is reducing the need for filing RTI applications by putting relevant information in the public domain.
Pune based RTI activist Vihar Durve had sought information about consultation fee and travel expenses provided to advocates, legal consultants, senior advocates, solicitors and barristers by the government to bring Mallya back to India.
“What compelled you three to surrender your sovereignty to Delhi sultanate?”