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Information Commissions Roles and Responsibilities

After the excitement stirred by the passage of India’s Right to Information Act in 2005, this guidance note seeks to clarify the rights, responsibilities and practical operations of the new Information Commissions, whose formation is mandated by the Act at the central and state levels. Drawing on best practice and experience in India and abroad, this resource covers the appeals and complaints procedures, the promotion of the Act, coordination between the different nodal institutions and the sensitive issue of requesting information regarding human rights allegations.

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DATED: Monday, 18 March 2013 12:56
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