Bombay HC at Goa to hear petition by Goa Governor on RTI

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Panaji, June 5: The Bombay High Court at Goa will hear a petition filed by the Governor of Goa S S Sidhu tomorrow, in connection with the Right to Information Act.

Governor's special secretary N Radhakrishnan filed a petition in the High Court, challenging the order of Goa State Information Commission (SIC), which had directed Raj Bhavan to furnish details of the information sought by an activist Aires Rodrigues under RTI.

Rodrigues had sought details of action taken by the Governor on his complaint against Advocate General of Goa Subodh Kantak.

The State Chief Information Commissioner Motilal Keny, in his order dated March 31, had ruled that since Goa Governor was a public authority he did come within the ambit of the RTI.

Rodrigues had moved to the SIC following Raj Bhavan's refusal to furnish certain details sought under RTI.

Radhakrishnan had said that Governor�s office did not come within the purview of the RTI.


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