No need to provide hard copy of the information if it is available in public domain

Appellant’s contention was that a hard copy of the information sought had not been provided to her. Respondent’s stand was that the information was already available in public domain, hence, the question of providing hard copies of documents would not arise.
CIC dismissed the appeal holding that the RTI Act does not cast obligation upon the CPIO to provide hard copies of documents/ information which are already available in public domain.
Rekha Nellypally vs. Union Bank of India,
Second Appeal No.CIC/UBIND/A/2018/140313 DD 31-1-2020
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