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    WHETHER AN INFORMATION SEEKER OBTAINS THE STATUS OF A CONSUMER WHEN HE DEPOSITS THE REQUISITE FEE UNDER RTI ACT?


    kINDLY GUIDE ME WHETHER AN INFORMATION SEEKER OBTAINS THE STATUS OF A CONSUMER WHEN HE DEPOSITS THE REQUISITE FEE UNDER RTI ACT? WHETHER HE CAN APPROACH CONSUMER FORUM FOR RELIEF IF HE IS NOT HEARD AT ALL THE STAGES DEFINED UNDER RTI ACT?
    ADIL



  2. Re: Important Questions regarding RTI


    Info seeker never attains the status of a consumer as defined under Consumer Protection Act. If he is not heard at all, after exhausting all the remedies prescribed under RTI Act itself, he has to invoke the writ jurisdiction of the courts under the constitution.
    Last edited by ganpat1956; 09-02-08 at 10:11 PM.
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    Re: Important Questions regarding RTI


    Thank you. But could you please refer the relevant provision of law?
    adil

  4. Re: WHETHER AN INFORMATION SEEKER OBTAINS THE STATUS OF A CONSUMER WHEN HE DEPOSITS THE REQUISITE FEE UNDER RTI ACT?



    You have not specified which law you are talking about, RTI or CP Act. Discussions on the latter or beyond the scope of this portal.
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    theoretically speaking, one who pays for a service or a product is a consumer. [sec 2(d) of the consumer protection act]. but the provisions of the CP act cannot be applied to rti; rti act has an overriding effect and disputes arising from rti can be referred only to the information commissions and not to the consumer fora.

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    Re: WHETHER AN INFORMATION SEEKER OBTAINS THE STATUS OF A CONSUMER WHEN HE DEPOSITS THE REQUISITE FEE UNDER RTI ACT?


    Thanks, but if the CIC also remains silent as happens in West Bengal then how long should its response be waited?More over, W.P are costly affairs then whether the remedy could be sought in Consumer Forum especially when there is no clause in RTI act forbidding the same.

    adil

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    Answer already provided to the query and the thread is closed for further discussions.
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