Supreme Court agrees to disclose information about its vehicles under RTI
An application was filed with the Supreme Court under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the details about the vehicles used by its officials. The queries pertained to the use of tinted glass, dark films, average fuel consumption and the pollution under check (PUC) certificates.
As the apex court failed to provide the complete information to the applicant, he approached the central information commission (CIC), which held in its order that the sought information be provided to the applicant within a month. Instead of receiving the information, the applicant received a letter stating that information could not be provided as the court had decided to challenge the CIC order. Please refer to the article ‘Supreme Court refuses to provide information regarding its vehicles under RTI’ for details. Link - http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/supreme-court-refuses-provide-information-regardin
However, taking an about turn, the Supreme Court has now reversed its decision of challenging the CIC order and has decided to make public the information related to its fleet. The court has already provided the information to the applicant.