A new feature of incorporating verdicts of Supreme Court and High Courts relating to RTI including those challenging CIC-verdicts should be put on CIC-website according to subjects and sections of RTI Act to be an important ready-reckoner for Commissioners, public-authorities and RTI users. This web-field should be regularly updated with alerts given for newly-added verdicts. System will provide a sort of RTI-workshop to public-authorities and applicants for handling and drafting RTI applications in accordance with court-verdicts. Litigation will also reduce considerably when verdicts from Information Commissioners will be incorporating relevant court-verdicts easily available section-wise from CIC-website.
To effectively check misuse of RTI act, CIC-verdicts on misuse of RTI Act should also be listed under a distinct field on CIC-website. CIC-website can also feature some important CIC-verdicts.
CIC-website should also list all pending cases at Supreme Court and various High Courts regarding CIC-verdicts also mentioning respective dates of institution of case and present status including next date of hearing.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
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