I have two doubts primarily:
1.Is it not a fact that With the introduction of RTI act 2005, the official secret act has become redundant and therefore summerily defunct. if not, do they not contradict each other. Is there any circular to clarify this issue?.
2. Several reports including that from Supreme court verdict on Dev Dutt vs. Supreme Court of India suggests that ACR should be disclosed to the Govt. Servants whereas there are equal no. of cases where the Information commission has turned down the appeal for disclosure quoting Official secrets act. Therefore is it left to the discretion of the PIO to disclose the ACR or is there a Govt Order to make it mandatory for the PIO to disclose the ACR as long as the applicant asks for his own ACR?