SPG is beyond the purview of the RTI Act
The Special Protection Group (SPG) has been entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the VIPs and is entrusted with the task of protecting the Prime Minister and his family.
An application was filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by Gurgaon resident Aseem Takyar seeking to know whether the Special Protection Group (SPG) recruited people from only a specific community or religion following the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He also sought to know whether it was a human rights violation to recruit personnel from a particular community. Further, he sought a list of police personnel recruited in the SPG from each religion and community. The case came up in second appeal before the Central Information Commission (CIC) which ruled that the Special Protection Group (SPG) was an organization beyond the purview of the RTI Act and the information sought was neither related to a human rights violation nor allegations of corruption under section 24(1).