Do the information commissioners have enough knowledge of RTI Act?
Ref: Information regarding branches who hoisted the national Flag, expenditure incurred on the Independence Day was sought - PIO: information is not available - CIC: reply is in conformity with the RTI Act, appeal rejected http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/information-regarding-branches-who-hoisted-nationa
Comment: Such decision of the commission undermines the legal mandate already available in the Act. There are various instances by which it appears that the commissioners have no knowledge of RTI Act and they are not competent to deal with the RTI Act. There is need of training in this regard. Such flimsy decision is arbitrary and without head and tools. Such arbitrary rejection of the appeal is very dangerous for democracy.
Name: Bindeshwar Sah
Email id: sahbindeswar@gmail