Using RTI to address the misuse of the National Emblem
The appellant had written to the Prime Minister of India complaining against the misuse of the National Emblem by a certain publisher in the edition of the Indian Constitution published by them. The Public Information Officer (PIO) had informed that appellant’s RTI application was consequently transferred to that Ministry. The concerned PIO further informed the appellant that they had taken up the matter with the publisher concerned who has informed that the printing of the National Emblem on the front page of the edition of the Indian Constitution has been discontinued.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) held that as the entire information sought has been provided, there is nothing more to be done in this case. The CIC further observed that if the appellant thought that the misuse of the National Emblem still continues, he can take up the matter in any competent court.
Citation: Mr. Dalip Kumar Chawani v. Prime Minister’s Office, in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/002139
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/546
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