Monday, March 08, 2010

DVAC gets temporary relief

The DVAC has gone on appeal to a division bench of the high court again challenging the dismissal of its earlier writ challenging the SIC's order asking DVAC to disclose information to me. This case came for hearing last friday (March 5th 2010) where it was granted interim stay. The case has now been posted for hearing on April 19th. (Case no. WA 321/2010)

Court stays order on DVAC
Debate over RTI exemptions gets heated
Court order to bring vigilance agency under RTI Act stayed

An interesting newsitem came up today in the Tamil Newspaper Dinamani. The reporter emailed it to me. RTI application filed by Mr.Bhaskaran of Pollachi has revealed that the government has spent 12 Lakhs on medical treatment for an Information Commissioner Mr.T.R.Ramasamy. The tamil article can be seen here. An English translation, that I have prepared can be seen here.

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