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Commonly Misused and Misinterpreted Exemptions Under the RTI Act
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Prof Dr M Sridhar Acharyulu is a former Central Information Commissioner. He is presently serving as Dean, School of Law, Bennett University. He has written 28 books on law and journalism in English and Telugu of which 4 are on RTI.   Shailesh Gandhi is the first RTI activist to have become a Central Information Commissioner. During his tenure he had resolved over 20000 cases and also established the first digital office. He is a recipient of the Nani Palkhivala Civil Liberties award.
Although the RTI Act has empowered many to seek transparency there have been many hurdles that citizens have had to face, when Information Officers, Appeal Authorities and Information Commissioners, reject an application quoting incorrect exemptions or misinterpreting the provisions of the act to reject the applications incorrectly. Sadly this has become too frequent an occurrence and needs to be tackled in the right manner.
Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn from two retired central information commissioners, what are some of the most commonly misused and misinterpreted exemptions under the RTI Act and how can individual applicant handle such rejection of their applications.
This session will be enhanced with excerpts from each of the CICs own past judgements, showcasing how the act has been misused.
Invitation Link:
Meeting ID: 959 6625 7880
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