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    RTI is being misused in the name of public interest: Bhardwaj


    As Reported in Economic Times, 2 Aug, 2008, PTI

    NEW DELHI: The Right To Information (RTI) Act is being "misused" in
    many cases under the garb of seeking information for public interest,
    Law minister H R Bhardwaj said on Saturday.

    Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day All India Conference of the
    Central Administrative Tribunal here, the minister said, "the Right to
    Information has still not settled and it is being misused in many
    cases and there are characters who are not interested in RTI getting
    into it."

    "But slowly this law will get settled. It would get over the teething
    problems and this law will also be strengthened," Bhardwaj said.
    Praising the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for disposing of
    over five lakh cases since its inception, the minister said almost all
    tribunals are doing a good job. All those matters that can be sent to
    tribunals without compromising on the quality of justice should be
    encouraged to be sent to them.

    Bhardwaj, however, cautioned that creation tribunal or enactment of
    laws like RTI alone would not ensure justice, especially for
    government employees.

    "Unless there is a desire and an instinct to give justice to your own
    subordinates it will not happen. So far as grievance is concerned, it
    should be resolved within the head of the department or the ministry.
    There will be lesser litigation if we do that and the government is
    committed to it," he said.

    Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan welcomed the initiatives in
    the field of service jurisprudence, including the CAT experiment. "It
    is in the interest of state to address the grievances of the employees
    so that they can effectively serve the general populace," he said.
    ...
    RTI is being misused in the name of public interest: Bhardwaj - Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times



  2. #10

    RTI is being misused in the name of public interest: Bhardwaj


    As Reported in Economic Times, 2 Aug, 2008, PTI

    NEW DELHI: The Right To Information (RTI) Act is being "misused" in
    many cases under the garb of seeking information for public interest,
    Law minister H R Bhardwaj said on Saturday.

    Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day All India Conference of the
    Central Administrative Tribunal here, the minister said, "the Right to
    Information has still not settled and it is being misused in many
    cases and there are characters who are not interested in RTI getting
    into it."

    "But slowly this law will get settled. It would get over the teething
    problems and this law will also be strengthened," Bhardwaj said.
    Praising the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for disposing of
    over five lakh cases since its inception, the minister said almost all
    tribunals are doing a good job. All those matters that can be sent to
    tribunals without compromising on the quality of justice should be
    encouraged to be sent to them.

    Bhardwaj, however, cautioned that creation tribunal or enactment of
    laws like RTI alone would not ensure justice, especially for
    government employees.

    "Unless there is a desire and an instinct to give justice to your own
    subordinates it will not happen. So far as grievance is concerned, it
    should be resolved within the head of the department or the ministry.
    There will be lesser litigation if we do that and the government is
    committed to it," he said.

    Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan welcomed the initiatives in
    the field of service jurisprudence, including the CAT experiment. "It
    is in the interest of state to address the grievances of the employees
    so that they can effectively serve the general populace," he said.
    ...
    RTI is being misused in the name of public interest: Bhardwaj - Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times

  3. #11

    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe


    What is misuse is to be elaborated. In the application or usage of any act there may be instances of infructuous or time-wasting behaviour on the part certain users. This cannot be a justification to tamper with the fundamental right of information. It is dangerous to give too much credence and weightage for such so called 'misuses'.

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    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe



    I still maintain that the cry of misuse of RTI Act whoever makes it is a farce.

  5. #13

    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe


    Is there is any section of RTI where an application for information can be classified as Misuse? I think it is not there. It will be nice for the PIO if that sub section is included in section 8. All problem will be over.

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    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe


    By crying 'misuse' ,they are actually trying to harm the holy RTI act05. The cry makers are only the I.Cs & the govt . Why any other person of our country did not raise such an issue ? .

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    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe


    Quote Originally Posted by vijendra singh View Post
    By crying 'misuse' ,they are actually trying to harm the holy RTI act05. The cry makers are only the I.Cs & the govt . Why any other person of our country did not raise such an issue ? .
    Right, For them this is new trouble that they cannot reign under the secrecy act Like Britishers were doing. I pity them but we have to be vigilant. They are very powerful like british rulers were. But I am of the opinion "Changes are brought by few sinceres only we dont need mass>> Mass will be created" we will work till end.

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    Re: RTI Act being misused, CIC directs probe


    We discuss and help others in using RTi. Is it a misuse or a service?

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