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RTI filed under Life or Liberty clause - due to supply of dirty drinking water and false activities

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soni.rajender

Team,

 

I have filed an RTI application under Life or Liberty clause, as the Public Health and Engineering Department, Rewari is supplying dirty drinking water, threat to the life of 1000s of People.

 

Hon'ble State Information Commissioner has rejected the Life or Liberty clause. Team please suggest, may I file appeal against the order of SIC, or the same is OK.

 

Regards

Rajender Soni

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Hi soni.rajender and welcome to RTI INDIA- Right to Information! This is an introductory reply and members of our forum shall reply to your specific query shortly.

 

You have just made a post at our community which is dedicated to helping you in matters of Right to Information. If you are new to RTI, you should read this article here What is Right to Information? - Guide. And if you are interested in reading the whole RTI Act please go to the following link: Right to Information Act 2005 [RTI Wiki]

 

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karira

The pdf file you attached is blank. Please reattach so that our members can give you correct advice.

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Prasad GLN

Undoubtedly, it comes under life and liberty clause, as Govt must ensure safe drinking water to citizens.

You can not appeal against the orders of SIC and such writs must be filed only before jurisdictional High Courts alone.

However, expect information within 30 days and you can also move a complaint direct to Commissioner, and also report the matter to LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY, who are having sufficient powers to summon concerned officials immediately as this concerns larger public interest and an emergency.

First collect samples at different places, and keep the analysis ready. (Date of collection: Collection Point:.......Before whom it is collected:.............three or four samples are necessary)

Also file complaint before District Consumer Forum and pray for out of order directions to collect samples, as drinking water is also paid service. It is better if you can get complaint before DF filed by a resident that is paying water charges in his own name to Corporation.

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RAVEENA_O

The order and reasoning seems to be okay except the contention about life or liberty proviso under Sec-7(1). Supplying contaminated or dirty drinking water affects the life of the applicant as well as those consuming water from the distribution line in question. The Commission failed to elaborate as to how the issue is not concerned with LIFE though the liberty issue is not involved. The commission failed to appreciate the construction of the proviso below sec-7(1), wherein LIFE and LIBERTY are independent.

 

You can challenge the exclusive part of SIC's order dealing with LIFE clause, while maintaining the other part and the directions, before the High Court by filing Writ Petition. This is a fit case to challenge so as to set a good precedent, since thousands of similarly situated citizens live across the country.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Dear member, if possible engage a knowledge lawyer in RTI matter and file W.P straight way without delay in hon'ble High Court.

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