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Disclosure of interest under RTI Law necessary to establish applicant’s bonafide, observes Delhi HC

21/01/2021 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21: Disclosure of an interest in the information sought would be necessary to establish the bonafides of the applicant under the Right to Information (RTI) Law, the Delhi High Court has observed.

Whenever information is sought under the RTI Act, the disclosure of interest regarding the information being sought by an applicant under the Right to Information (RTI) Law would be necessary to establish their bonafides, Justice Prathiba M. Singh said.

The court observed this while dealing with a petition seeking information with regard to appointments made for the Multi-tasking Staff of the Presidential Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The court made the observation while dealing with a petition had sought information on August 6 in 2018 under the Right to Information Act, 2005 in respect of certain appointments made for MultiTasking Staff at the Presidential Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The court dismissed the petition and imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner for concealing the fact that his daughter had also applied for the post.

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