Delhi

Order against NGT Registrar General stayed

An order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) passing adverse remarks against the Registrar General of the National Green Tribunal was stayed by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

The CIC had also recommended the Registrar General’s replacement from the post of the First Appellate Authority for the RTI cases at the NGT.

While staying the January 14 order, Justice Rajiv Shakdher also issued notice to an RTI applicant, on whose plea the CIC had passed the order, and posted the case for hearing on May 6.

The court’s order came on a petition of the NGT, which has sought quashing of the CIC order.

The court also removed the CIC as a respondent in the case after a plea was raised that there was no need for making the commission a party in the matter.

The NGT contended in its petition that the CIC’s directions seemed to have been passed without any legal requirement or justification.

It said the impugned order was also beyond the jurisdiction of the CIC under the RTI Act.



CIC had recommended the Registrar General’s replacement from the post of First Appellate Authority for the RTI cases at NGT




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