Govt. must provide details of formation of any Expert Committee

Recently Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Delhi Govt. to provide the details of setting up of an expert committee.

A Delhi resident recently sought to know whether the Sate government has set up a panel or a committee to decide the extent of hike in circle rates. The Govt. did not wish to provide the details stating that this information fell under the category of cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers, which are exempt from disclosure under the Section 8(1)(i) of the RTI Act.

CIC held otherwise and directed the Govt. to provide the information.


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