Legal heir certificate necessary to obtain information relating to deceased father

Appellant had sought information pertaining to KCC loan records of his late father.
CPIO submitted that death certificate and legal heir certificate had not been submitted by the appellant along with his RTI application as well as the first appeal and in the absence of this, the information could not be provided as it is third party information under Section 8 (1) (e) & (j) of the RTI Act.
Appellant during the hearing agreed to provide the documents to the respondent. CIC directed the CPIO to provide the information on receipt of proper legal heir certificate issued by the competent authority
Second Appeal No.CIC/SBIND/A/2018/122563 DD 31.01.2020
Suryaprakash Samaiya VS CPIO: State Bank of India


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