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Recently, the order passed by Uttar Pradesh state information Commission indicates that convicts and undertrials have equal rights as other Indian citizens to file an RTI and request information regarding facilities of jail available to him.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Prisoners-can-seek-info-under-RTI/articleshow/14411578.cms.

The information commissioner Brijesh Kumar Mishra observed that the RTI Act is a guaranteed right under section 19 of the Indian Constitution which aims to ensure transparency and accountability of public authority and its functioning.

The order was passed in the matter pertaining a convict, Gulab, in the central jail in Varanasi who had sought information from model jail in Lucknow on March 28, 2011 about the facilities available to prisoners in jail. However, the application was rejected by the Superintendent on two grounds – first, that the application was not sent through rightful channel and second, that being a prisoner he doesn’t have the right to file an RTI request. On the other hand, the RTI Act does not mention that prisoners are not allowed to seek information under the Act. Thus, the recently passed order by the UP State Information Commission can be seen as an important step in ensuring that public authorities provide requested information to every citizen without any discrimination.

Nevertheless, what is left still unclear is the filing process of the RTI. For instance, what are the rightful channels that a prisoner has to send his application through? Is he provided with any assistance from the prison staff on how to file an RTI or he has to rely on his family/friends? Additionally, the RTI application fees are not clarified for an applicant who is a prisoner. The Act only states that persons below the poverty line are exempted from the application fees (Section 7 (5)). The question that can be raised then is whether prisoners can qualify as well from the fee exemption since they have limited means inside prisons? Unless these issue areas are clarified how the prisoners can file an RTI, the process to request information regarding prisons and their facilities will continue to be complex.

 
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