Aastha Sharma & Ors vs Registrar General, Delhi High … on 20 January, 2016

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1. This public interest petition has been filed alleging that Rules 3 and
10 of the Delhi High Court (Right to Information) Rules, 2006 are not in
conformity with the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It is
also alleged that the High Court Rules do not provide access to information
to the citizens falling under „below poverty line‟ category at free of cost.
2. The Right to Information Act, 2005 ( for short ‘the Act’) has been
enacted to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information
for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public
authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the
working of every public authority. Section 28 of the Act empowers the
competent authority to make Rules to carry out the provisions of the Act. In
exercise of the powers so conferred, the High Court of Delhi made Delhi
High Court (Right to Information) Rules, 2006 (hereinafter referred to as the
„High Court Rules‟) and the same were notified vide notification

W.P.(C) 10599/2015 Page 1 of 7
No.180/Rules/DHC dated 11.08.2006. So far as the Courts subordinate to
High Court of Delhi are concerned, a different set of Rules, viz., Delhi
District Courts (Right to Information) Rules, 2008 ( hereinafter referred to
as the „District Court Rules‟) have been made vide notification
No.162/Rules/DHC dated 06.05.2009.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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