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Passing the Buck: Misuse of RTI by Public Authorities
Passing the buck: Misuse of RTI by public authorities

It had long since come to our attention that the Public Information Officers (PIO) under the guise of one of the exceptions given under Section 8 of RTI Act, have evaded the general public from getting their hands on the rightful information that they are entitled to.1

—Supreme Court, on December 16, 2015 in RBI vs Jayantilal N. Mistry and others

In the last 10 years that I have been using RTI for journalistic work, I have dealt extensively with the whole gamut of government machinery—from the president's secretariat, PMO, Cabsec, chief ministers' offices of states, central and state ministries, public sector undertakings, investigation agencies, and police organizations, down ...

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