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Attorney General of India is above the RTI Act, says CIC

The attorney general of India (AG) is not bound to answer Right to Information (RTI) queries, according to the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) latest order.

A full bench of the CIC comprising of chief information commissioner Satyanand Mishra, and information commissioners ML Sharma and Annpurna Dixit ruled in a second appeal filed by three RTI applicants, that the AG is neither a ‘body’ nor an ‘institution of self-government’. He is just an advisor to the government and his advice is not binding on the government.

The AG had submitted before the CIC that his office was different from that of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, or the Election commissioners as thee posts were bodies.[Indian Express/ET]

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