ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Public Authority and the RTI

The definition of "public authority" is crucial for determining the purview of the Right to Information Act. In its substantive meaning, many institutions which are not necessarily fully publicly owned, but come under various jurisdictions of "public authority" can be rendered as under the purview of the RTI Act. In a more substantial sense, even private bodies engaged in "public works" can be brought under the Act.

 

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