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    CIC pulls up BCI for not following mandatory RTI clause


    New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) The Central Information Commission has pulled up Bar Council of India for not following mandatory proactive disclosure clause of the RTI Act in connection with information related to inspection of law colleges of India.
    "... It is noticed that the Bar Council of India (BCI) has not satisfactorily complied with the section 4(1)(b) requirements. It is a major breach of RTI by prestigious organisation called BCI.
    "It is also surprising that they are repeatedly taking a plea that, though they have such information in computer, they have not posted it on website. They have already exhausted 10 years of time in fulfilling this obligation," Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.Read more at;

    CIC pulls up BCI for not following mandatory RTI clause : PTI feed, News - India Today


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  2. In transparency shocker, bar council meetings get blanket RTI immunity from Delhi HC judge (who is an ex-BCI counsel)


    Read the related news article at: In transparency shocker, bar council meetings get blanket RTI immunity from Delhi HC judge (who is an ex-BCI counsel)

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  3. Re: In transparency shocker, bar council meetings get blanket RTI immunity from Delhi HC judge (who is an ex-BCI counsel)


    Name of IC once again who came into the axe ?

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    Re: CIC pulls up BCI for not following mandatory RTI clause



    Two threads on the same subject have been merged.
    [MENTION=278666]G.L.N. Prasad[/MENTION] Now that the threads are merged, the name of the concerned IC is available in the first post in this thread.
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    Re: In transparency shocker, bar council meetings get blanket RTI immunity from Delhi HC judge (who is an ex-BCI counsel)


    The Judgment of the Delhi High Court, referred to in this thread, is attached to this post.

    This judgment will open a Pandoras Box.....with many public authorities approaching couyrts to exempt them also from some of the provisions of Sec 4(1)(b). The first oen will be RBI - against whom a contempt petition has been filed in the Supreme Court.

    Wonder why the Hon'ble Judge did not emphasise (and pay attention) to the fact that Sec 4 is mandatory/obligatory in toto (no exemptions at all !!) - while exemptions under Sec 8 are discretionary (ie applicable on a case to case basis) and depend on the PIO/FAA/ICs interpretation.

    He has basically rewritten the Sec 4 of the RTI Act - which is clearly beyond the scope of the Judiciary. A Court can only interpret but not add to or subtract from the provisions of the Act.
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  6. Re: CIC pulls up BCI for not following mandatory RTI clause


    I am aware but surprised why the news report failed to mention the name of IC ..

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