Appellant sought a certified/authenticated copy of a particular SC judgment - PIO stated that the same may be obtained from the Supreme Court or its website - CIC provided a copy of the said judgment after downloading the same from the internet domain
The appellant sought certified/authenticated copy of the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Vishaka & Ors. V. State of Rajasthan & Ors.
Relevant facts emerging during hearing:
Both the parties are present. The appellant filed an RTI application dt. 02.01.2014, seeking the above information. CPIO(EP) in his reply stated that the same may be obtained from the Supreme Court or its website as the said case was not specific to FCI. The FAA upheld he CPIO’s decision.
The appellant stated that a charge-sheet was issued to him, which was later dropped. He stated that he was issued a memo stating that based on the Supreme Court’s judgement, he was being proceeded against. He stated that he is aware about the regulations of FCI in this regard but he wanted a certified copy of the Supreme Court’s judgement. The respondent stated that appellant could have obtained the same from the Supreme Court’s website. He further stated that the same could not be certified or authenticated by the respondent authority. On query by the Commission as to why did not the appellant take the copy of the judgement from the internet, he stated that he does not know how to use internet.
The Commission, after hearing the parties and on perusal of record, provided a copy of the judgement of Supreme Court in Vishaka & Ors. V. State of Rajasthan & Ors. to the appellant, after downloading the same from the internet domain and the appellant was satisfied with the same. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Citation: Shri Vir Bahadur v. Food Corporation of India in F.No.CIC/YA/A/2014/000667