Repeated application of non-public interest, misuse of RTI law Information Commission

Repeated application of non-public interest, misuse of RTI law: Information Commission

The Rajasthan Information Commission has repeatedly applied the application without seeking any information as to the misuse of the Right to Information Act.

The Commission, while dismissing eight appeals together, warned the appellant Gopiram Agrawal that he should not avoid the misuse of the RTI Act.

Rajasthan’s Information Commissioner Ashutosh Sharma said in his recent decision that the Parliament of India has given a holy weapon in the hands of the common citizen in the form of RTI, which has increased the sense of transparency and accountability in governance. But neglecting such holy weapon can not be allowed to negatively influence the functioning of the administration.

He said that this is done in the category of misuse of the Right to Information Act, and after affecting the work in government office, the general public suffers.

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Indeed, Gopiram Agarwal had sought information from the Banswara Municipal Council regarding the compliance of Autonomous Government Directive and circular of Chief Town Planner. On behalf of the City Council, it was said to the Commission that Agarwal has filed 1502 RTI applications in the Council, which has the officials under pressure and the normal functioning of the city council is affecting. The appellant only changes the date and presents the exact application within a few days, yet the information is being given to the appellant.

Repeated application of non-public interest, misuse of RTI law: Information Commission

Information Commissioner Ashutosh Sharma rejected the second two appeals of Gopiram Agarwal in the last few days and said that in the exact copy of the application filed in the past, changing dates only, filing one and eight information applications for identical information is not only unfair Rather, it can be said offensive.

He said that after repeated application for the same information, finding that information, calculating the copy of the documents and calculating the copy fee, the whole process unnecessarily deviates resources and public works of public authority proportionately. is.

He said that keeping in mind the efficient operation of governance-administration in the light of the preamble and purpose of the Right to Information Act, repeated repeated information to the same information is not expected even under RTI Act and it is deserved to be dismissed.

Repeated application of non-public interest, misuse of RTI law: Information Commission

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