Information about education policy for the children of sex workers under RTI
The applicant sought information about policy in respect of providing education to the children of sex workers. The Public Information Officer (PIO) replied to the application but the appellant was not satisfied with the reply and filed an appeal with the First Appellate Authority (FAA). The FAA informed the applicant that as per the RTE Act, 2009 all children in the age group six to fourteen years were entitled to free and compulsory education and that there was no special provision of expenditure to be incurred on education of children of sex workers. The FAA also stated that the rest of the information desired by the appellant was under the purview of the concerned State Government and requested him to make a fresh application to the concerned Department.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that adequate information has been supplied to the appellant. Regarding the rest of the queries, the Commission directed the appellant to do as advised by the FAA.
Citation: Mr. Gopal Kansara v. Directorate of Education, in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/000667
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/381
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