CIC: ‘Pained to Observe that Dept. of Legal Affairs which Advises Ministries on Legal Matters Faulted in Recognising the Basic Issues Pertaining to RTI Act’
Pained by the “callousness” of the Department of Legal Affairs in abiding by the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Central Information Commission instructed the authority to convene periodic conferences/ seminars to sensitise and educate its officials and ensure that they discharge their duties, effectively. The order was passed by CIC Bimal Julka in the second appeal preferred against the Department over its failure to disclose the information sought by the Appellant regarding the names of Advocates appointed by the D/o Legal Affairs for M/o Culture w.r.t. matters before the High Court of Delhi.