PANJIM: A Division bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa comprising of Justice S. A. Bobde and Justice F.M.Reis will on 6th July hear the petition filed by Goa’s Raj Bhavan against the Right to Information Act. Solicitor General of India Mr. Gopal Subramaniam will argue the petition on behalf the Governor of Goa.
The petition filed by Goa Governor Dr. S.S.Sidhu’s Special Secretary Dr. N. Radhakrishnan challenges the 31st March order of the Goa State Information Commission which had directed the Raj Bhavan to furnish Adv. Aires Rodrigues the information sought by him under the Right to Information Act.
The State Chief Information Commissioner Mr. Motilal Keny in his order had ruled that the Goa Governor was a “Public Authority” and does come within the ambit of the Right to Information Act.
Adv. Aires Rodrigues’s complaint against Goa Governor Dr. Sidhu follows the stand taken by the Goa Raj Bhavan that the Governor was not a public authority and did not come within the purview of the RTI Act.
Adv. Rodrigues had sought from Goa Raj Bhavan under the RTI Act details of action taken on the complaints made by him to the Governor of Goa against Advocate General of Goa Mr. Subodh Kantak. Adv. Rodrigues had also sought copies of noting sheets and correspondence pertaining to the processing of his complaints against the Advocate General of Goa.


Gobor said...

My call, Aires will win.

SPY 13 said...

Will politics win? The Governor will be transfered very soon, most probably before the verdict of the High Court.
Will it be the new Governor who will face the brunt? Or will it be  the Original petitioner?
Will the High Court impose a penalty on the Petitioner for filing this Petition out of incompetence in interpretation of Law when a Governor's post requires to interprete correctly the Law? And for wasting the Court's time?

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