Central Information Commission (CIC) on 17 February 2015 ruled that the Governments, at both the Centre and State level, are expected to be a responsible litigant and not treat a citizen as opposite party or its rival.
The ruling was given by the Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu while hearing an appeal on disclosure of information on implementation of the National Litigation Policy 2010.
The Main Highlights of the Decision
Commission’s view on responsible litigant
According to CIC, a responsible litigant means that
Why the State has become the biggest litigant?
CIC opined that over a period of time State has become the biggest litigant because of State either fighting a citizen or its own department or taking every case into appeal instead of performing the duty of addressing development and welfare of the people, who challenged its actions.
When: 17 February 2015
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