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Delhi HC to consider changes in RTI rules

delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2010 00:28 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi High Court has decided to consider changes in its Right to Information (RTI) rules to bring it in conformity with the Right to Information Act.

The Court’s move comes after an RTI activist contended that the provisions were inconsistent with the stipulations of the RTI Act.

“The amendments (suggested) are likely to be taken by the Full Court in due course. The process of amendments does take some time,” a communication from the office of the Registrar General to RTI activist Anoop Prakash said.

Prakash, a fellow at Centre for Civil Society, an NGO, had suggested inclusion of penal provision in the RTI Rules for action on denial of information under its transparency law.

The activist had pointed out that the penal provision was deleted in May 2007.

It was brought to the notice of the Registrar that the Delhi High Court (HC) charges exorbitant fees for providing information.

The Delhi HC is likely to pronounce its judgement tomorrow on appeals filed by two convicts undergoing life sentence in the sensational Maulana Azad Medical College student gangrape case.

The verdict will come five years after a trial court held convicts Rahul and his

accomplice Amit guilty of raping the student in Jan 2005.