Complaints against the empanelled advocates of SC Legal Services Committee
The appellant sought information pertaining to complaints received from litigants against the empanelled advocates of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC) and action taken thereon. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point-wise information to the appellant.
The respondent submitted to the Central Information Commission (CIC) that the requisite information has been provided to the appellant and if he desires, he can inspect the complaint register. The appellant submitted that the respondent have not fully complied with the provisions of section 4(1) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The appellant also suggested that names of beneficiaries of legal aid provided by the SCLSC should be posted in their website.
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The Commission observed that requisite information as per records and permissible under the RTI Act has been provided to the appellant and if the appellant desires, he can inspect the complaint register of the public authority. The Commission also directed to take steps to post the list of beneficiaries of legal aid provided by Supreme Court Legal Services Committee on their website.
Citation: Mr. Vijendra Singh v. Supreme Court Legal Services Committee in Case No. CIC/SM/A/2011/002475/SS
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/349
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