From: Sarbajit Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 17 February 2012 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [rti4empowerment] RTI Act - Government Circular
Under 2(h) the Secretary of your CS is essentially saying that he is
not covered under RTI, ie. your CS is not covered under definition of
You wanted to know if you can question "any" CS. The answer is you can
question "some" CSes.
ie. only those which ARE included within 2(h)'s 4 cases. (usually 2(h)(d)).
There are conflicting High Court decisions on this.
The Secretary of a CS has the right power to issue circulars TO ITS
MEMBERS. These are usually issued under the Societies Act / Rues and
can always be overturned by the General Body at a GBM if you have the
On 2/17/12, shailmala kumari <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Members,
> I have one question from the members regarding the Government Circular.
> What is a Government Circular? Who has the authority to issue Circulars OR
> what is the position (designation) of the particular official issuing the
> If I ask question through RTI Act to any Cooperative Society, does the
> Secretary of the Cooperative Society has right to issue a circular and deny
> information under Section 2H of the RTI Act?
> Any information regarding this would be highly appreciated.