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CJI, governor’s office not covered under RTI Act, govt tells Lok Sabha

RTI empowers a citizen to seek time-bound response on governance-related query from a public authority or a government department.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2017 15:38 IST
Government said RTI does not cover the CJI and governor’s office.
Government said RTI does not cover the CJI and governor’s office. (Illustration: Jayanto)

The office of the Chief Justice of India and governor are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the government said Wednesday.

The Act empowers a citizen to seek time bound response on governance-related query from a public authority or a government department.

“The office of Chief Justice of India and Governor are not recorded as public authority on the records of Central Information Commission,” minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.