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Corrupt babus’ names can’t be kept secret

The Central Information Commission has ruled that names of corrupt government officials cannot be withheld on pretext of privacy under the Right To Information law, reports Chetan Chauhan.

delhi Updated: Nov 02, 2008 00:16 IST
Chetan Chauhan

The Central Information Commission has ruled that names of corrupt government officials cannot be withheld on pretext of privacy under the Right To Information law.

The ruling came after the Delhi government’s Home Department refused to provide information on officials against whom prosecution sanction was granted or had been sought. RTI applicant Shruti Singh Chauhan had asked for the information.

Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said if charges were substantiated, the information no longer stays private.