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Oct 11, 2017 11:20 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Black money SIT is public authority, can be scrutinised under RTI act, says CIC

In a significant verdict on Tuesday, the CIC declared the SIT a "public authority" under the RTI Act, which will have to appoint Information Officers to examine pertinent applications.

Black money SIT is public authority, can be scrutinised under RTI act, says CIC

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing black money is not completely immune from the Right to Information Act, ruled the Central Information Commission (CIC).

In a significant verdict on Tuesday, the CIC declared the SIT a "public authority" under the RTI Act, which will have to appoint Information Officers to examine pertinent applications.

According to the order, the SIT, which is headed by retired SC Judge MB Shah, will have to receive RTI applications as a distinct public authority and decide applications on merit whether the information sought can be disclosed or not.

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