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4 police wings exempted from Information Act

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 1, 2006

4 police wings exempted from Information Act
Shahira Naim
Tribune News Service
 http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060702/nation.htm#7

Lucknow, July 1
The state government has decided to exempt four wings of the state police department, namely Intelligence, Security, STF and PAC from the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

However, citizens can seek information from these wings on matters relating to corruption and human rights violations.

Announcing this, Chief Secretary N.C. Bajpai said that this was a long-standing demand of the Home Department that has finally been approved by the Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Commenting on the decision, former Director General of police I.C. Dwivedi, who also the coordinator of a Right to Information campaign in the state, said it was virtually a signal by the politician-bureaucrat nexus to the forces to continue with their actions without worrying about the issue of accountability.

“This is to tell the forces that we will protect you from the ill-consequences of your actions”, observed Mr Dwivedi.

Explaining the mindset of the forces of which he has been a part for many years, Dwivedi said that for so many years, the policeman has been trained to withhold information. “This is the only way that no one can question him if he favours someone or disfavours another either on his own or on the behest of his boss”.

According to the former DGP what the decision actually means in practical terms is that no one will have the right to summon the case dairies and recorded statements while the investigations are on.

However, Dwivedi, who in recent months has put his energy behind the implementation of the RTI Act, is not unduly perturbed. “To begin with, the state government itself has ensured that the RTI Act can be upheld in case of corruption and human rights violation which will take care of the majority of cases concerning the police forces.”

Quoting Section 8 (1) j of the RTI, he said, “Information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a state legislature shall not be denied to any person.”

2 Responses to “4 police wings exempted from Information Act”

  1. sir.
    s o thana kotwali city Bijnoure and s p Bijnoure will not give me any information about my application
    sir please help me about my application
    And send me R T I C I C UP offish Address
    Ganesh kala
    71/5 Bakralwala Neshvila Road Dehradun uttrakhand
    Phone no 9412403060 Email kg99999@gmail.com

    • sir.
      s o thana kotwali city Bijnoure and s p Bijnoure will not give me any information about my application
      sir please help me about my application
      And send me R T I C I C UP offish Address
      Ganesh kala
      71/5 Bakralwala Neshvila Road Dehradun uttrakhand
      Phone no 9412403060

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