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1 12 Dec, 2011 Chief Information Commission Vs State of Manipur

Information sought for :

Information from the State Information Officer relating to magisterial enquiries initiated by the Govt. of Manipur from 1980-2006.

SIC Decision :

State Chief Information Commissioner, who by an order dated 30th May, 2007 directed respondent No. 2 to furnish the information within 15 days.

Order of the High Court :

Writ Petitions were heard together and were dismissed by a common order dated 16th November, 2007 by learned Single Judge of the High Court by inter alia upholding the order of the Commissioner.

Supreme Court Decision :

The right of the respondents to get the information in question must be decided on the basis of the law as it stood on the date when the request was made. Such right cannot be defeated on the basis of a notification if issued subsequently to time when the controversy about the right to get information is pending before the Court. Section 24 of the Act does not have any retrospective operation.
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