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RTI: Information to be given about appellate authority too

TO ENSURE effective enforcement of the Right To Information Act, it has been decided to furnish information about cases against any Public Information Officer and Appellate Authority too on demand. To give information in such cases, any other officer holding the equivalent responsibility will be nominated as Information Officer or Appellate Authority.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2006 15:48 IST

TO ENSURE effective enforcement of the Right To Information Act, it has been decided to furnish information about cases against any Public Information Officer and Appellate Authority too on demand. To give information in such cases, any other officer holding the equivalent responsibility will be nominated as Information Officer or Appellate Authority.

Under the Right To Information Act, some such applications have been received through which applicants have sought information about the cases pending against the Public Information Officer or Appellate Authority who have been appointed to dispose off the cases under the Act.

It was felt that the decision to be taken in such cases by the concerning authority will be against the principle of natural justice.

The Department of General Administration (GAD) with a view to implementing the Right To Information Act effectively has thus issued instructions to all the departments to nominate another officer of the institution equivalent to the concerned authorities to dispose such cases.