Unenforced ICOM decisions

The Right to Information is a legally enforceable right and the decisions of the Information Commissioner are legally binding.

Section 65 of the RTI Act: Where 45 (forty five) days have elapsed, without a party neither appealing nor complying with a decision made by the Information Commissioner, the Commissioner may submit the matter to the Office of the Prosecutor General, requesting to send the matter to a judicial court to take action against the party in accordance with the legal procedure for disobeying an order lawfully issued.

The following are all cases where the Commissioner decided that the information requested must be disclosed, but the state institution has not provided the requested information and:

  • not complied with the ICOM decision; or
  • not appealed the ICOM decision at the High Court; or
  • not complied with the ICOM decision after their High Court appeal failed:

v. President’s Office (Declassification of Evan Naseem & Maafushi Shooting Report)

Date of Decision:

7th March 2023


Number of days since decision:

506

v. Regional Airports Company Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

1st November 2021


Number of days since decision:

997

v. State Trading Organization (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

28th October 2021


Number of days since decision:

1001

v. Prosecutor General’s Office (SOF Agreement Details)

Date of Decision:

22nd December 2021


Number of days since decision:

1007

v. Maldives Ports Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

14th October 2021


Number of days since decision:

1016

v. Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

11th October 2021


Number of days since decision:

1018

v. Fenaka Corporation Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

23rd September 2021


Number of days since decision:

1036

v. Island Aviation Services Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

19th September 2021


Number of days since decision:

1040

v. Maldives Airports Company Limited (Salary Details)

Date of Decision:

14th September 2021


Number of days since decision:

1045