Appellant filed an appeal regarding noncompliance of Commission’s order – CIC: information has not been provided in its fullest form; directed to provide the information; compensation of Rs. 10,000/– awarded to appellant u/s 19(8)(b)
1. In response to appeal received from the appellant regarding noncompliance of Commission’s order of even number dated 21 June 2013, matter was heard today. Both parties as above appeared in person. As per directions of the Commission, respondents have brought with them the documents on the basis of which information was provided to the appellant.
2. After hearing both parties Commission is satisfied that information has not been provided in its fullest form to the appellant in respect of points 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the RTI application. Therefore, Commission directs the CPIO once again to provide specific and clear information in respect of all the points mentioned hereinabove and especially in respect of point 9 and 10 of the RTI application. Information to be provided within two weeks of receipt of the order.
3. Commission notes that the appellant has been pursuing this matter through his RTI application dated 17 January 2012 and even as late as December 2013, he is yet to receive the full and complete information. Today also the appellant has had to come from Hyderabad where he resides in order to pursue the matter and to present his case before the Commission. For the mental and physical harassment and detriment caused to the appellant who had been running from pillar to post for full disclosure of the requested information even after the order of the Commission, under the provisions of section 19(8)(b) In its decision, the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, has the power to require the public authority to compensate the complainant for any loss or other detriment suffered; it is directed that appellant is paid compensation of Rs. 10,000/– by the public authority within two weeks of receipt of the order. Head of the public authority is further directed that within one week of the payment of the compensation amount, he shall intimate this fact to the Commission.
(Smt. Deepak Sandhu)
Chief Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Suresh Nair v. IRDA in Adjunct to Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/001916