Co-operative institutions are also subject to the criminal laws of the country
Ref: SC: Co-operative society does not fall within the definition of “public authority” under RTI Act http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/sc-co-operative-society-does-not-fall-within-defin
Comment: There is need of review of this decision. There is no need of pervasive control and regulation. The objective of the Act is to curb corruption and establish ideal democracy. There is provision of election and where there is election there is corruption. Apart from that where there is collective dealings, there may be misappropriation of properties and valuables.
Co-operative institutions are also subject to the criminal laws of the countries. In absence of proofs how a citizen can raise the malpractices within the system. So theory of pervasive control and regulation for the purpose of RTI Act is not required. Such decision is against the true spirit of the Act and the constitutional democratic mandate.
Name: Bindeshwar Sah
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