CIC – A group of persons cannot maintain one RTI application

RTI Application had been filed by a group of persons under different contact details and Indian Postal Order of Rs. 10 had been drawn under the name of the Appellant alone. CIC has observed that the information sought concerns the collective interest of a group of five employees who have signed the RTI Application under their name and contact details. However, the RTI Act nowhere provides for a group of persons to collectively seek information by filing a single RTI Application and single IPO. It would have been appropriate for only one of the five employees to have filed the RTI Application; alternatively, the five employees could have filed separate RTI Applications.

No : CIC/CVCOM/A/2018/121362/SD D.D. 8-8-2019


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