Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Stay on order bringing DVAC under RTI

The Madras high court has stayed the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission's ruling that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) will come under the purview of the Right To Information (RTI) Act.

The court granted the stay on a writ petition filed by the DVAC recently, challenging the commission's order. The commission, last month, had directed the DVAC to furnish within two weeks the number of investigations completed, the number of accused (in DVAC cases) convicted from 2003-04 to 2007-08, their names and designations and a brief description of the charges to V Madhav, a resident of Porur, who had sought these details under the RTI Act.
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