Thursday, August 07, 2008

Info on quasi-judicial proceedings cannot be denied: CIC

A public authority cannot deny information under the RTI Act to its ex-employee on quasi-judicial proceedings like the Court Martial, citing "fiduciary relationship" - a bond based on trust between him and the Government, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held. "An authority has a duty to act in a transparent manner and cannot withhold its reasoning only on the ground that there is a fiduciary relationship between him (an employee) and the Government," Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said.

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