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.
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Having noticed this huge lacuna in the general public’s understanding and awareness of the RTI Act, The Leaflet will be running a weekly column on it, in an attempt to make Indian citizens more aware about the myriad uses of the Act, thereby encouraging its wider application in holding various government departments accountable and transparent in their functioning as well as decision-making process.