Re: Strange Decision of the CIC.......
This is quite strange. I feel the CIC could have given a better speaking order. There are a few areas of this decision that caught my attention.
The mere analysis that :" The information supplied, therefore, shows that the trees have, in fact, been felled in violation of the Act, although the Department has not treated this as being so." indicates that the CIC's powers are limited when an entire department justifies an illegal act as a correct one, probably with appropriate records.
The concluding remark that : In fact the information so supplied provides an opportunity to appellant Shri Narender Kumar Vasudev to agitate the rectification of any error that has occurred in the felling of trees which are of concern to him, only sends the RTI applicant on another wild-goose chase.
The questions no. 5 & 6 of the appellant in his original RTI application still remain unanswered.
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