Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Amendment to CIC (Management) Regulations, 2007

Dear All,

Now an appellant or a complainant or a respondent may not be able to request CIC for special leave to appeal or review of a decision or order of the case.

CIC vide notification No.CIC/Legal/2007/006 dated: 20th October, 2008 has subsituted Regulation 23 of the "Central Information Commission (Management) Regulations, 2007" (See below).

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23. “Finality of Decision: A decision or an order once pronounced by the Commission shall be final.”
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Before the above changes, Regulation 23 read as below :

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23. Finality of Decision:
(1) A decision or an order once pronounced by the Commission shall be final
(2) An appellant or a complainant or a respondent may, however, make an application to the Chief Information Commissioner for special leave to appeal or review of a decision or order of the case and mention the grounds for such a request;
(3) The Chief Information Commissioner, on receipt of such a request, may consider and decide the matter as he thinks fit.
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Regards,
Commodore Lokesh. K. Batra (retd.)
Comments:
This amendment is antidemocratic and against all norms / canons / conventions / principles of jurisprudence / judicial proceedings. It must be opposed by all concerned with all their mite.

In any case it must be prospective and not retrospective i.e. it must not be made applicable to all the decisions which have already been given in accordance with earlier regulations.

V.T.Gokhale
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Dombivli (East) 421 201
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