Notification bringing temple under RTI Act stayed

Notification bringing temple under RTI Act stayed

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday granted a stay on the notification bringing the Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari temple in Kundapur taluk, Udupi district, under provisions of the Right to Information Act. 

The temple had moved the court challenging the notification contending that the assistant commissioner, Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments does not have the jurisdiction to include the temple under the Right to Information Act. The assistant commissioner is only empowered to act according to the procedure under the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1997. Justice A S Bopanna granted stay on the notification and ordered notice to the Karnataka Information Commission.

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