Information relating to Police verification refused

Appellant had sought information pertaining to issuance of police verification report for obtaining the passport. PIO refused to disclose the information. CIC observed that the Appellant is seeking disclosure of a large number of police verification reports which are exempt from disclosure under Section of 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act and in the absence of […]

Police City Sehkar Avas Samit not bound to provide information.

Appellant had sought information pertaining to Police City Sehkari Avas Samiti Ltd. PIO submitted that the Society is not a Government institution but a Co-operative Society whose members are Police Officers in their individual capacity; that it is run by its members and the Delhi Police had no role in its functioning; that it is […]

 FAA will have to hear the appellant while deciding first appeal

Before the CIC., it was submitted that the FAA had disposed of the first appeal without granting the appellant an opportunity of hearing, which was against the principles of natural justice. In that background, the Commission observed that in its Order no. CIC/BS/A/2013/002675/ 6267 dated 30.10.2014 it has held that: “As regards the appellant’s submission […]

Manner of attestation explained

The Appellant requested the CIC that certified copy of documents should be provided to him. PIO submitted that complete information had been provided to the appellant. CIC., after perusing the records observed that certified copies had not been provided to the applicant. The CIC further noted that the DoP&T in its OM No. No. 10/1/2013-IR […]

Attendance details to be disclosed

Appellant had sought information whether her husband had attended duty or not on the dates as annexed along with the RTI application. PIO rejected the request under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act on the ground that it was the personal information of the third party. CIC has held that the information regarding the presence/absence […]

RTI response should be sent through speed/registered post

CPIO submitted that relevant documents had been sent to the Appellant by Special Messenger. Appellant’s house was found locked and the Dak was handed over to the Gate Chowkidar of the Society. CIC expressed displeasure over the mode of dispatch of reply to the RTI Application and directed the CPIO to ensure that replies to […]

NO penalty can be imposed for wrong judgment

High Court of Delhi in the matter of Kripa Shanker vs. Central Information Commission- judgment dated 18.09.2017 in W. P. (C) No. 8315/ 2017 has held thus: “….13… Indisputably, merely because the view taken by a PIO is not correct, it would not lead to an inference that he is liable to penalty. There may […]

Clarification cannot be sought under RTI

Appellant had sought clarification on whether the Sub Inspector rank of a Paramilitary Force like CISF is equivalent to the Sudedar Rank in Armed Forces, etc. PIO submitted that the information sought for apart from being clarificatory in nature was not held and available with them in any material form. CIC dismissed the appeal observing […]