Permitting Public Entity To Not Dispose Of RTI Application In Timely Manner Would Defeat The Purpose Of Right To Information Act: Delhi HC
[31 August 2021]
The Delhi High Court observed that permitting a public entity, Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI) in the present case, to not dispose of an RTI application in a time bound manner would defeat the purpose of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The oral observation came from Justice Rekha Palli who was dealing with a petition filed by a company namely Cradle Life Sciences Pvt Ltd which was aggrieved by the inaction on the part of Union of India through Public Information Officer, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers as well as the BPPI for not furnishing the information sought by it under two RTI applications. “Permitting respondent no. 2 (BPPI) to not dispose of RTI applications in a timely manner would defeat the purpose of the RTI Act,” the Court said.