State Information Commission order declaring Arera club as public authority stayed
A single bench of Justice Rajendra Menon of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has stayed the order of the State Information Commission (SIC) declaring the Arera Club as a Public Authority. This ruling brought the Bhopal’s Arera Club under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petition against the order of SIC was moved by Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Shri Avni Vaish in his capacity as chairman of the club. Earlier the SIC had ruled that the Arera Club was established by the state government and State funding is provided to it from time to time. Therefore, the club administration was ordered to provide the information sought by the applicant.