No disclosure of names of donors to PM's relief fund: Court
Justice Rajiv Shakdher also issued notice to Aseem Takyar, who through a Right to Information query, sought details of the donors and beneficiaries related to the fund between 2009-11.
The court would next hear the case Dec 10.
Appearing for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.S. Chandhiok said that the relief fund did not receive any donation from the government and the details about the donors and recipients had always been maintained as personal and private information and not even disclosed to parliament.
The CIC grossly overlooked the fact that the fund was private, composed of voluntary donations and not a business of the government, the ASG said.
"The fund has not been established or constituted by or under the constitution, by any other law made by parliament, by any other law made by state legislature, or through notification or order made by the appropriate government," the petition filed by the PMO stated.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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