Sunday, June 13, 2010

CIC to seek legal sanction for its benches

The Central Information Commission plans to approach the government for amendments in Right to Information rules to give legal sanction to the benches it has constituted. The Delhi High Court had recently struck down the CIC's management rules and questioned the validity of benches constituted by the commission to hear its cases. Sources said CIC is likely to ask DoPT for changes in RTI rules. Incidentally, the government had proposed this as part of amendments to the RTI Act. However, that is likely to be a long drawn affair as the process of consultation has not even begun.

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