Attorney General to be public authority and will be under RTI [ Current Affairs ]


Delhi High Court has decided Attorney General of India comes under the ambit of section 2(h) Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. It is because functions performed by the AG under Article 76 (2) of the Constitution of India are in the nature of public functions.

  1. The decision was given by Delhi High Court bench headed by Justice Vibhu Bakhru.
  2. Delhi High Court hearing on two separate pleas filed by RTI activists Subhash Chandra Agarwal and RK Jain. In one plea, the petitioners had challenged the CIC ruling and urged the court to declare AG office answerable to RTI Act.
  3. CIC bench had ruled that the Attorney General of India is only a person and cannot be considered an authority under the RTI Act in 2012.

- Published on: March 13, 2015