Decoding "Public authority" under the RTI act: a comment on Subhash Chandra Aggarwal v. Indian national congress

Idiculla, Mathew (2014) Decoding "Public authority" under the RTI act: a comment on Subhash Chandra Aggarwal v. Indian national congress. Journal of National Law University, 2. pp. 115-123.

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Abstract

The June, 2013 order of the Central Information Commission ("CIC") in Subhash Chandra Aggarwal v. Indian National Congress which brought political parties within the scope of the Right to Information ("RTI") Act, has highlighted some issues regarding the drafting and interpretation of the RTI Act. The CIC held that the six national political parties which were respondents in the case, have the ingredients that qualify them as "public authorities" within the meaning of section 2(h) of the RTI Act. In this comment the author argues that the reasoning for holding what constitutes substantial financing that makes a body a "public authority" is not clear and the interpretation of the definition of "public authority" is inconsistent

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RTI act, Indian National Congress.
Subjects: Social sciences > Law
Social sciences > Law > Laws, regulations & cases
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 08:03
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 04:39
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/397
Publisher URL: https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein...

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