Re: STICKY: RTI Rules 2012
Here is my first analysis of RTI Rules 2012
1) On the suggestion of 275 members of this group,
DoPT has explicitly defined "Commission" to be the
Central; Information Commission constituted under
s/s 12(1) of the Act.
This means that CIC is a "body" and benches are
ILLEGAL. There is a parallel ongoing proceeding in SC.
2) From now on members of this group are advised to
file "EXTRA-ORDINARY" RTI requests under section
6(1) only. As we are all EXTRA-ORDINARY responsible
RTI'ers / citizens only interested in getting section 4
disclosure <wink>, we are compelled to file EXTRAORDINARY
RTI requests running into 1,000s of words due to the default
of PA in complying with section 4 disclosure.
3) The CIC has been comprehensively MASSACRED by
the RTI rules. Almost each and every suggestion we (HJ-GG
through me) made has been incorporated.
a) From now on Appeals and Complaints to CIC can be filed in
any Indian language.
b) The CIC Registry is an unempowered joke.
4) The biggest plus point of these Rules is that inspection of