Rejection is Very High at Bombay High Court....
The public information officer of Bombay High Court is rejecting the RTI applications using invalid reasons. The data from Bombay High Court Website reflects that rejection is from 80% to 90% in RTI section of Bombay High Court. Least rejection is on 2010 where 70% is only rejected. In 2012 the 95% of applications has been rejected. The high courts made different rules other than parent act for RTI. These rules causes rejections in applications. The Public Information officer try that on which ground the application can be rejected so that staff can be relaxed for searching information .
Grounds of rejections:
A RTI activist said that PIO SS Kanthale of Bombay High Court is placed for rejection only. He simple deny any information using any clauses. It helps only corrupt and hurt national interest. Bombay High Court made special rule for RTI application but now these rules are creating hurdles in the public interest and corrupt misusing these rules. Rules are for smooth functioning not to create hurdles. Judges should come forward to reduce rejections for national interest. If the applicant made 1 and 2nd appeal then he gets information but most of the applicant give up in 1st stage only.Bombay High Court PIO should take lesson from Indian Railway where applications are very carefully handled and replied in public interest to stop corruption.