DVAC comes under RTI Act: info panel

CHENNAI: In a landmark ruling, the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission has held that the Right To Information (RTI) Act would apply to the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC), nullifying the effect of a State government order of August 26 last year exempting the DVAC and the State Vigilance Commission from the purview of the Act.

The decision of the Commission has come as a shot in the arm for RTI activists, who have been campaigning for greater transparency among several government departments in furnishing information.

The State Information Commission directed DVAC to furnish within two weeks the number of investigations completed, the number of those convicted from 2003-04 to 2007-08, and their names and designations to RTI applicant V Madhav, a resident of Porur.

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