Thursday, December 31, 2009

Parliamentary Committee proceedings don’t come under RTI purview: CIC

The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Tuesday held that the proceedings of a Parliamentary Committee did not come within the ambit of the Right to Information Act and would remain confidential unless a report of its findings was on record before Parliament. The CIC was deciding on an RTI appeal filed against the Rajya Sabha Secretariat for information on inputs supplied by the Department of Personnel & Training to the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, on the basis of which the latter prepared its 83rd Report on Central Secretariat Services. The report was submitted before Parliament on December 19, 2001.
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