RTI Act provides remedy when authority withholds information with malafide intention or unduly delays

RTI Act provides remedy when authority withholds information with malafide intention or unduly delays

S P Goyal vs CPO & ITO 17(3)(2)

Central Information Commission

19/12/2017

CIC/CCITM/A/2017/125804-BJ + CIC/DITIN/A/2017/193921-BJ

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RTI Act provides remedy when authority withholds information with malafide intention or unduly delays!

 

The Commission referred to various cases wherin it was had held that RTI Act was not the proper law for redressal of grievances/disputes. The Commission held that the appellant was not able to establish that, the information sought by him was being denied by the CPIO with a malafide intention or that there was a delay of any sort beyond a reasonable time and hence the Commission disposed of the appeal.

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