Relevance to the RTI Act

Sections 47(3)(c) and 50 of the RTI Act provide a ground on which access may be refused to information, sought under an application by or on behalf of a child, to the extent the information comprises the child’s personal information, the disclosure of which would not be in the child’s best interests. There are some substantive differences between these RTI Act provisions and section 50A of the FOI Act.

Section 25 of the RTI Act deals with applications made on behalf of a child. Section 71 of the RTI Act outlines precautions to be taken in giving access to a child’s personal information.

Last updated: March 5, 2012