Justice Challa Kodanda Ram pronounced the judgment just after hearing practically 100 temples, their trustees and officers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had challenged the decisions of their states’ endowments departments, which experienced requested these spiritual entities to furnish information concerning their administrative functions below the RTI Act.
Stating that these temples and their officials do not drop less than the definition of public authority, as outlined in the RTI Act, the choose saidthat the problem of these entities subsequent the directives issued by endowments section officers in respect of RTI does not come up. The judge held that for a temple to be identified as a general public authority it must be possibly set up by the state, statute or controlled by it
The choose also established apart quite a few these directives of endowments department officers inquiring these temples to designate some of their employees as community information officers or assistant community information and facts officers.
Nevertheless the two condition governments are working out some regulate more than these temples by appointing rely on boards, resolving temple workers disputes via endowment tribunals, among some others, that does not bestow on the condition the ability to carry these temples less than the purview of the RTI Act, Justice Kodanda Ram claimed.