New analysis by Right to Information activists confirms that the Central Information Commission is returning requests for information at a high rate to the applicants.
Twelve per cent of all second appeals and complaints received by the CIC this year were returned to the senders, with reasons for the return being made available in only a fraction of cases.
As reported earlier by The Hindu, the number of cases the CIC admits has crashed precipitously. Activists say it is likely that a larger number of applicants are having their requests turned down. It is difficult to track requests which have been turned down by the CIC as there isn’t any clear information about them, say the activists.