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RTI File notings helps 70-yr-old uses RTI to get dead son’s records

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 5, 2006

70-yr-old uses RTI to get dead son’s records
 
New Delhi, PTI:
A 70-year-old woman from Haryana has used the Right To Information Act to gain access to files regarding the pension and other benefits of her son, a Delhi Traffic Police constable who was killed in a road accident over five years ago.
 

A 70-year-old woman from Haryana has used the Right To Information Act to gain access to files regarding the pension and other benefits of her son, a Delhi Traffic Police constable who was killed in a road accident over five years ago.

Laxmi Devi of Bhiwani district in Haryana had appealed to the Central Information Commission (CIC) for gaining access to file notings made by authorities on her son’s dossier regarding the payment of terminal benefits totalling about Rs 4 lakh and his family pension.

The CIC’s ruling giving her access comes amidst a controversy over a government proposal to amend the RTI Act to prevent the public from viewing most file notings.

Laxmi was left penniless after her son Anoop Singh’s death on January 29, 2001 as her daughter-in-law Mamta, who was drawing the family pension, re-married in August 2005, her petition said.

One Response to “RTI File notings helps 70-yr-old uses RTI to get dead son’s records”

  1. Ajit said

    It is a very useful website. Likewise we have also developed a site namely http://sdjindia.org . Pl login & see. our purpose is same that is eradication of corruption from public life.

    Ajit

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