Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DAVC not totally exempted from RTI: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has held that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) was not excluded from the purview of the Right to Information Act when it pertained to allegations of corruption and human rights violations against public servants. "This court is not inclined to go into the efficacy of the exemption given to
DVAC from the purview of the Act. But when the very same organisation deals with corruption cases of public servants then exemption under section 24(4) of the RTI Act can not be taken advantage of," Justice K Chandru said. He dismissed two writ petitions filed by the SP, Central Range Office of DVAC challenging two orders issued by the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission (SIC) in September and October last year directing that certain information sought for by two individuals be furnished to them.

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