The CIC has skipped important provision of section 8(3) of RTI Act
Ref: CIC: RTI Act does not require the public authority to retain records for indefinite period; Information needs to be retained as per the record retention schedule - CIC: Provide the record retention policy & confirmation that the records have been weeded
Comment: This decision have skipped important provision of section 8(3) Subject to the provisions of clauses (a), (c) and (i) of sub-section (1), any information relating to any occurrence, event or matter which has taken place, occurred or happened twenty years before the date on which any request is made under section 6 shall be provided to any person making a request under that section: Provided that where any question arises as to the date from which the said period of twenty years has to be computed, the decision of the Central Government shall be final, subject to the usual appeals provided for in this Act. of RTI act which permits all types of information after 20 years except 8 (1) (a) (e) and (i)
This decision should be appealed in higher bench or High Court.
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