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Analysis of Decisions

In this section you will find critiques of FOI/RTI Rules and Regulations currently being developed in South Asian countries.

SummaryOn 10th December 2012 a full bench of the Central Information Commission established under the Right to Information Act, 2005 decided that the Attorney General for India is not a public authority with obligations of transparency and information disclosure. Here you will find a critical analysis of the decision by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.For the full text of the decision, please click here.Excerpt 1. Basic Facts:1.1 Three citizens sought information from the Attorney General for India (AGI) under India’s Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act). Shri S C Agrawal (Applicant/Complainant 1) sought the following information: “1. Is it true that Union Ministry for Minority Affairs sought opinion of Honourable Attorney General of India on aspect of providing copies of ...Read more
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