Can an application be filed under Madhya Pradesh RTI Act?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University seeking information under the Madhya Pradesh RTI Act. The Public Information Officer provided some information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) held that no such Act is in force at the moment. It is the Right to Information Act enacted by the Parliament that is in force all over the country, including the State of Madhya Pradesh. The appeal must be dismissed on this count alone. The CIC also noted that as per the PIO submission requisite information has been supplied to the appellant. The CIC ruled that the PIO has done so out of courtesy and not under any legal obligation hence the matter is being closed at the Commission’s end.
Citation: Ms. Nidhi Thakur v. Hari Singh Gaur University in File No. CIC/RM/A/2012/000085/LS
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1439
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