Can the court rules override the RTI Act?
I have applied under RTI to seek a certified copy of district court judgement. But my application has been rejected quoting Rule 10(3) and 13(f) of the Maharashtra RTI Rules 2009. Moreover, they have suggested me that you may apply for these copies as per Para 559 of Chapter 29 of the civil manual.
My query is how these rules overreach to central RTI Act. Further, the court judgment is a public documents that can be seen by anybody and these are easily available on internet. My information is not available on the Court on-line data base and hence I have applied.
If there are other mode/alternate route is available to seek information, it is solely rest with the applicant that which mode is suitable to him for seeking an information.
Kindly share your valuable views.
We are of the opinion that when more than one option is available to an individual, than it is his / her choice to choose the option and exercise it. However, the current spate of decisions of CIC and HC seem to be otherwise.