Saturday, August 28, 2010

RTI application in Urdu a legal right

Right to Information (RTI) application can be filed in Urdu in Utter Pradesh, said Deepak Sindh, the Central Information Commissioner. In an order against the chief general manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Lucknow, he said that Urdu is the second language of the state and according to section 5(5) of RTI, it is a legal right of very citizen of the state to submit RTI applications in the language. He also ordered to constitute a panel of experts of the language to deal with applications which are filed in Urdu. The order came in the context where a check signed in Urdu by Perwaz Ulum Azmi was returned by BSNL.

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