Wednesday, October 28, 2020

How is there no information about creation of the app?: CIC issues show cause notice to officials for evasive reply to RTI on Aarogya Setu

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"After hearing the averments of all the concerned parties and also the CPIO NIC who was present in this case on the basis of oral direction by the Commission, the denial of information by all the concerned authorities cannot be accepted at all."
Central Information Commission

It was held that Section 6(3) of the RTI Act could not be used by public authorities to push off the matter. 

"The addressees cannot simply wash their hands off by stating that the information is not available with them. Some effort should have been put in to find out the custodian(s) of the information sought, by the concerned public authorities when apparently they are the relevant parties..."

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