news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| September 24, 2014| 06.10 pm IST A ruling by the Madras HC to reject any RTI enquires with no specific reason stated has been revoked after the court noticed an ‘error’ in the decision. A Division Bench of Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and K Ravichandrabaabu, the same judges who initially had said that reasons behind an RTI query, whether public or personal, must be revealed have now said that “the observations were made without noticing Sec. 6(2) of the RTI Act’, according to the New Indian Express. The order issued on September 17 had resulted in serious reactions from legal experts and RTI activists opposing the order which resulted in  suo-motu action on the court’s part. The bench said that the order went against the existing provisions in the RTI Act and that “ .. the general observations made in paragraphs 20 and 21 of the said order is an error apparent on the fact of the record, contrary to the statutory provisions.” Read Purpose behind any RTI query must be revealed, says Madras HC
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