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Jurisdiction of CIC/SIC in applying Section 8(1)(d/e) & 8(2)

The general idea centres around the proposition that it is the responsibility of PIO to get the opinion of Competent Authority/Public Authority so as to satisfy the requirement of disclosure of information in larger public interest or if the disclosure outweighs harm to the protected information. If the issue is so simple, then it is plain that a PIO on his own volition has to make out a case for disclosure on behalf of the applicant and the applicant is relieved of his duty to plead his case w



Knowingly Giving False/Misleading/Incorrect/Obstructing/Destroying information - Application of Section 20 (1) & (2) of RTI Act

In the aforesaid circumstances, the remedy lies in setting in motion the Appellate Process/Supervisory Jurisdiction of the Information Commission as prescribed under the Act. In order to corroborate the authenticity of documents supplied, if there is a reason to doubt, the applicant may file another query with the PIO requesting inspection of the relevant documents so as to gauge the efficacy of his apprehension regarding the supplied documents being false or misleading. This will help the queri



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