NEW DELHI: Transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC) will now decide appeals and complaints even after the death of an appellant or complainant, the Government has said.
The Right to Information (RTI) Act allows information seekers to approach the CIC to lodge second appeal and complaint in case they are aggrieved with Government departments over disposal of their application filed under the law.
As per rules finalised in 2017, the proceedings pending before the CIC shall abate on the death of the appellant or complainant.
The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in Government departments. (AGENCIES)