Are the decisions of National Consumer Forum of 2009 and 2015 effective simultaneously?
Ref: Is RTI applicant competent to approach the consumer protection forum?
Comment: There is no mention in the above decision that the previous decision pronounced on 28th May, 2009 by the same Hon’ble National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, New Delhi in Revision Petition No. 1975 of 2005 in Dr. S.P. Thirumala Rao v. Municipal Commissioner Mysore City Municipal Corporation still stands or withdrawn. This decision is abundantly clear that RTI Act, although provides for imposition of penalty on the competent authority, the Act does not provide for any remedy to the consumer who have sought information under the said Act for deficiency of service in the nature of compensation or damage for not furnishing the information ought to which they are entitled to get under the Act. Section 3 of the CPA provides additional remedy in addition to the remedies provided under other Acts and it is not in derogation of any provisions of any law. Under the circumstances, can any Learned person throw light as to whether the previous decision of 2009 and present decision of 12-1-2015 both of National Forum are simultaneously effective? I would also like to know if any case relating to RTI activist as Consumer is pending with Supreme Court?
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