CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE RTI AMENDMENT ACT 2019

On the 12th of October 2005, the Indian Parliament effectively did away with the controversial and allegedly counter-intuitive Freedom of Information Act, 2002, and replaced it with a rectified and improved rendition of the aforementioned intention, the Right to Information Act, 2005.[1] It gave rise to the formation of independent statutory bodies, namely, the State and the Central Information Commission. To ensure their efficacy, these bodies had virtually been eradicated off of most of the ties to the Government, so as to make it truly independent in practice. Hence, even the CIC has no jurisdiction over the State Information Commission despite it being at the hierarchal bottom.