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The Central Information Commission (CIC) received a petition from Universal Human Rights Association, Bihar against M/s Ajay Travel Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi for deemed refusal to his RTI request.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the complainant is a ‘Firm’ and not a citizen hence it was not qualified under section 3 of the RTI Act to initiate RTI proceedings. The CIC also held that the said company did not qualify to be a public authority under section 2(h) “public authority” means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted (a) by or under the Constitution; (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any- (i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government; of the RTI Act.
Citation: Universal Human Rights Association v. M/s Ajay Travel Pvt. Ltd in Case No. CIC/SS/C/2012/000644
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1212
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