Orissa High Court directs Odisha Govt to bring state Vigilance under the purview of RTI Act

Cuttack: Orissa High Court today directed the Odisha government to bring the state Vigilance under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The court’s verdict came while it was conducting a hearing on the three petitions which was filed challenging the High Court’s 2016 order. In the 2016 order, the court had kept Vigilance out of RTI purview. However, now it has ordered that the State Vigilance except sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the department should be brought under the ambit of RTI.

The top court of the State also directed the State government to issue a clarificatory notification in this regard within four weeks.

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