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Denial of RTI to non-citizens would be against Constitution of India: Delhi HCNews WAALI

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However, the court made it clear that disclosure of information to non-citizens would depend on the type of information sought and recognized the rights guaranteed to this class of people under the Constitution of India.

“Whenever non-citizens seek information, given that the rights granted under Section 3 (RTI Act) are positive for citizens, it would be at the discretion of the authorities to disclose such information or not ,” the order said.

Rawat was fined because he withheld information from Dawa Tashi, a teacher who had requested details of his confirmation letter and other benefits from the CTSA.

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Because Tashi was a Tibetan national, he was denied the information by Rawat.

The CIC then declared Rawat’s behavior insane and imposed a fine on him in his order, which required him to provide the information to the applicant.

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After reviewing the facts of the case and the provisions of the Right to Information Bill as well as the arguments of the Parliamentary Committee on the RTI Act, Judge Singh said that the terms “citizen,” “people,” and “persons” have been identified. is used interchangeably.


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