Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sanawar school a public authority

Declaring Lawrence School, Sanawar, a "public authority" under the provision of Right to Information Act, the Central Information Commissioner has directed the authorities of the school to provide all information sought by one of its former
teachers, Dr Rajender Kumar Singla, under the Act. Notably, the headmaster of the school had earlier denied certain information sought by Dr Singla under the RTI, claiming that the school did not fall under the purview of the Act. The headmaster, in his reply to the information seeker in February, 2007, giving reference of Section 8 (I) (C) of the Act, stated that the institution has been exempted from disclosure of information under the Act.

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