Questioning the administrative powers of higher authorities using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Ministry of Agriculture wherein he questioned the administrative powers of the Honorary Director. The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated this matter did not fall in the RTI regime.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that the policy matters cannot be raised under the garb of seeking information under the RTI Act.
Citation: Mr. O. Sankara Rao v. Ministry of Agriculture in File No. CIC/LS/A/2012/002520
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1022
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