Monday, November 29, 2010

Re: [RTI INDIA] Re: A Minor's Right to Information

Dear Sarbajit,

I believe every authority / body has limitations.

For example, relevant to the present subject matter:

A Legislature would neither be able to execute a legislation nor hold trials & decide cases under nation's laws,

Likewise an Executive or the Judiciary would not be able to legislate.

An Information Commission is an independent quasi-judicial authority. The legislature has not provided it with any rule making power, and also it does not have any powers to legislate a provision.

An Information Commission derives all its powers from the RTI Act read along with all the relevant provisions of the law prevailing in the nation.

Therefore irrespective of whether seeking information by a minor is correct or incorrect, justified or unjustified, an Information Commission will need the support of a provision in the law, for the time being in force, for denying information to a minor.

I would appreciate if you can quote a specific legally valid provision in law, which an Information Commission can quote, while denying information to a minor under the RTI Act.

(Parallel analogies may have analogous value, but no legal validity).

Warm Regards,


On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:36 PM, sroy 1947 <> wrote:
Dear Chitta

In addition to my earlier post.

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen - Aristotle

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