Public Information Officers who adopt tactics to mechanically reject RTI requests must be shown the door: Madras HC

"... in my view, they are unfit to hold the post of Public Information Officer or any post in connection with the discharge of duties under RTI Act and they should be shown the doors", the Court opined.
Justice S Vaidyanathan
Justice S Vaidyanathan

The Madras High Court on Monday deprecated the tendency to reject RTI requests mechanically, opining that Public Information Officers who resort to doing so "must be shown the door" for failing to act in terms of the RTI Act's mandate (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission v. Mr P Muthian).

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