Language of Reply under RTI
by, 07-10-2012 at 07:21 PM (565 Views)
RTIapplicants face problem of language of reply, specially if information issought from other states. I had sought information from BBMP [municipalcorporation] Bengaluru and had requested that information be supplied inEnglish. However, I received reply in Kannada and I had to email to my relativeto translate it. I append below relevant extract from judgment of High Court ofUttarakhand.
>Iinfer that information supplied in language which the applicant does notunderstand is no information. PIO should supply either in English, Hindi orState language of PIO as per choice of applicant. >Recently,in Gujarat entire land acquisition process was declared invalid because noticeswere published in Gujarati newspapers, but notices were in Hindi which most ofthe affected farmers do not understand. >Ihope this will be useful to applicants. >
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