Thursday, July 5, 2012

Jail Prisoners eligible for Information under RTI Act

Jailed Prisoners, being the citizen of India can always seek information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The order passed by UP state Information Commission says that it is well within the right of the convicts and undertrials to use RTI and seek information. The aim of the RTI Act is to ensure transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authority. "The RTI Act is a guaranteed right under section 19 of the Indian Constitution. And, a prisoner can seek information using the guaranteed right about the facilities being made available to him in the jail," observed information commissioner Brijesh Kumar Mishra.


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