Legally accessible information of private body cannot be denied by Public Authority under RTI, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh December 6 2018
Resolution Professional

The Delhi High Court has held that a public authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) is under an obligation to collect and furnish information sought in an RTI application about a private body if the authority is entitled to access that information under law.

The judgment was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait in an appeal by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking to set aside an order of Central Information Commission (CIC) passed earlier this year . . .

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