CIC & misinformation

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error in judgment amitabh thakur
 
CIC & misinformation
CIC’s stand that departmental enquiries and criminal investigations are the same seems to misinterpret the law. This means withholding information from the public domain, which is the right granted to the citizens.
 
Are departmental enquiries and criminal investigations of the same nature? While the Supreme Court has made it clear that the nature and intent of the two are different, the Central Information Commission (CIC) seems to think otherwise.  That too in a matter related with the Right to Information Act. 2005, which promotes transparency and accountability, enabling access to information under the control of public authorities to citizens. READ MORE…
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