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CIC notice to Edu dept for withholding info on Modern School

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As reported at ptinews.com on 03 Mar 2010


New Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI) The Central Information Commission has issued a show cause notice to deputy director of the Education Department for not providing information to the applicant about implementation of quota for economically weaker section in Modern School here.


Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi while issuing a stringent order said the Deputy Director did not obey orders of his senior officer to provide information to an RTI applicant which "raises reasonable doubt that the denial of information may also be malafide".


The case relates to an RTI applicant Sunita who sought to know several information about Modern School. In her application she asked if the school was on government land and if economically weaker section quota is implemented while giving admission.


When no information was received, she approached the higher authorities in the department with her first appeal.


Source: fullstory

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The officer must have provided information, and i ppreciate the steps taken by department.

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