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Central Information Commission: Laxmikant Summary 55.2
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This lesson discusses the power and functions of the CIC.

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Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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  1. LAXMIKANT: CHAPTER 55.2 CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION BY NANDINI MAHARAD


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  3. TOPICS Powers and Functions o References


  4. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS o The powers and functions of the Central Information Commission are: 1. It is the duty of the Commission to receive and inquire into a complaint from any person: geree o (a) who has not been able to submit an information request because of non-appointment of a Public Information Officer; who has been refused information that usas requested; (c) who has not received response to his information request within the specified time Limits


  5. o (d) who thinks the fees charged are unreasonable; (e) uwho thinks information given is incomplete, misleading or false,; (f) any other matter relating to obtaining intormation. 2. The Commission can order inguiry into any matter if there are reasonable grounds (suo-moto power)


  6. o 3. While inquiring, the Commission has the powers of a civil court in respect of the following matters: o (a) summoning and enforcing attendance of persons and compelling them to qive oral or written evidence on oath and to roduce documents or things b) requiring the discovery and inspection of documents c receiving evidence on affidavit; dy requisittoning any public record from any court or (e issuing summons for examination of witnesses or ocumenEs; and (f) any other matter which may be prescribed


  7. o 4. During the inquiry of a complaint, the Commission may exanhe an record which is under the control of the public authority and no such record may be withheld from it on any grounds. Commission during inquiry tor examination, 5. The commission has the power to secure compliance of its e In other words, all public records must be given to the decisions from the public authority This includes ca2 rovidin9, access to information in a particular form; b) directing the. public authority to appoint a Public Intormation Offiter where none exist c) publishing information or categories of information d) making hecessary changes to Ehe practices relatina to management, maintehance and destruction of records;


  8. o (e) enhancing training provision for officials on the right to information (f) seeking an annual report from the public authoritsy P) cevertan cehe irkbthe audtioriky to compensate for (9) requiring the public authority, to compensate for any Loss or other detriment suffered by the applicant h) imposing penalties under this Acts; an rejecting the application. 6, The Commission submits an annual report to the Central Government on the implementation ot the provisions o this Act. The Central Government places this report before each House of Parliament. o 7. W hen a public authority does not conform to the rovisions of this Act, the commission may recommend (to he authority) steps which ought to be taken for promoting such conformity


  9. REFERENCES o The Commission, when constituted initially, had five Commissioners including the Chief Information Commissioner. o The Grovernment has subsequently strengthened the Commission and it has now eight Information commissioners headed by the Chief Information Commissioner. o The Information Commissioner is eligible for appointment as Chief Information Commissioner but cannot hotd office for more than a total of five years including his term as Information Commissioner Misbehaviour: Definition- is concerned or interested in any contract or agreement made by the Central Government or articipates in any way in the profit of such contract or greement or in any benefit or emolument arising there from otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated companu


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