RTI CASE AGAINST ADVOCATE GENERAL SUBODH KANTAK: HEARING ON 10TH FEB

PANJIM: The Goa State Chief Information Commissioner Mr. Motilal Kenny will on Feb 10th at 10 am hear the complaint filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues against the Advocate General of Goa Mr. Subodh Kantak for not complying with the provisions of the Right to Information Act. At the last two hearings Mr. Subodh Kantak had sough time to file his reply.
Adv Aires Rodrigues has in his complaint against Mr. Subodh Kantak submitted that the Advocate General as a “public authority” was required under Section 5 of the Act to designate within 100 days Public Information Officers to provide information to persons requesting the same from the Advocate General’s office.
Adv. Rodrigues has also stated that Section 4 the Act required the Advocate General to publish and make public within one hundred and twenty days various information details about the Advocate General’s office.
In his petition Adv. Aires Rodrigues has sought that the Advocate General of Goa be penalized in terms of section 20 of the RTI Act for not complying with the provisions of the RTI Act.

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