Friday, May 21, 2010

[rti_india] Dont use RTI Act - Satyanand Mishra

'Don't use RTI if other means of getting info open'

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) The Central Information Commission has said RTI Act should not be used if an alternative process of obtaining information is available.

The case relates to Nagpur-based RTI applicant Ajay who sought to know some information from Debt Recovery Tribunal of Finance Ministry but could not get it under the transparency law. The tribunal, however, told him that he can access the files under the norms of DRT.

"Since there is a provision for disclosure of information under the law governing the DRT, the appellant should access that information by following the procedure laid down under that law and not seek the information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act," Information Commissioner Satyanand Mishra said.

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