CIC orders MeitY to respond to IFF's RTI seeking information on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework Policy-Process

In November 2020, we filed an RTI application requesting the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide copies of all public consultation responses received by the Committee constituted for deliberation on a Non-Personal Data Governance Framework. This information was refused on the ground that the Ministry was not the custodian of any information relating to internal functioning of the Committee. When the first appeal filed against this response was also rejected, we filed a second appeal with the Central Information Commission. The matter was heard on June 23, 2022 where the CIC directed MeitY to respond to the RTI application afresh after taking certain corrective steps.

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