Disclose all info on electoral bonds under RTI: CIC to EC

Disclose all info on electoral bonds under RTI: CIC to EC
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One-liner: The Central Information Commission has directed the Election Commission to furnish an affidavit, declaring it has provided to an RTI activist all information available with it on electoral bonds and the Amendment to Finance Act. 

EC must clarify: The EC must clarify on a non-judicial stamp paper that it has withheld no further information that can be disclosed under the transparency law, the CIC said.

RTI by activist: The case originates from an RTI query filed by activist Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), who had sought from the EC the complete records related to the introduction of Electoral Bonds after the 2017 Amendment to Finance Act.

ECI response: The ECI had provided its response with a detailed note sheet and correspondence held in its record, saying all available records sought by Batra have already been furnished to him.

Direction: Chief Information Commissioner Y K Sinha directed the EC to furnish an affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper deposing clearly that no further information on the related subject exists in official records.

Source: PTI

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