Indian CIC Schedules Hearing On Nov. 21 for Political Parties

12 November 2014

The Indian Central Information Commission has scheduled a Nov. 21 hearing on non-compliance by six political parties withy a June 3, 2013, order bringing them under the purview of Right to Information Act.

The commission has asked the parties to appear before it and produce all relevant documents. One such order was issued Feb. 7. (See report.)

The CIC has issued a series of reminders and notices to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India and Indian National Congress.

The CIC held last year that the six political parties were substantially financed by the Central Government and should considered as public authorities under section 2(h) of the RTI Act.

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