High Court Attorney General's office is public authority under RTI Act
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the office of Attorney General of India (AGI) is a public authority falling under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act as the top law officer performed public functions and his appointment was governed by the Constitution.
The High Court gave the above ruling while hearing a writ petition filed by RTI Activist Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal, which was against the order passed by full bench of CIC wherein the Central Information Commission had held that the office of Attorney General was not a public authority under the RTI Act.
The court also refused to consider the Government's argument that there is a practical difficulty in providing information under the Act as the office of the AGI does not have the requisite infrastructure, saying, "This cannot be considered as a reason for excluding the applicability of the Act on a public authority."
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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