Committees are not Public Authority

CIC has decided that a Committee does not fall under the category of Public Authority as defined in the RTI Act. CIC stated that: “It is pertinent to mention here that section 2(h) of the RTI Act,2005 define the public authority. The relevant section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005 reads as follows:- “Public authority […]

No RTI to Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) till Supreme Court Decides

The Indian Council of Arbitration established in 1965 is the apex arbitral organisation for settling commercial disputes says NO to RTI citing that Department of Commerce (DOC) neither provides any financial assistance to ICA nor has any administrative control over it; ICA is being treated as an independent autonomous body and therefore, it is outside the purview of ‘public […]