Are taxis plying at the IGI airport required to register with Delhi Airport Taxi Union?
The appellant had grievances regarding plying of his taxi at Terminal-I of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The Taxi of the appellant was stopped by the office bearer of the Delhi Airport Taxi Union since he is not included in the list of taxis registered with the Taxi Union and no other taxi except the taxis registered with the Union are allowed to take pre-paid passengers from Terminal-I. The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking information regarding plying of his taxi at IGI Airport. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the Commission referred to its earlier decision while disposing the appeal of the same appellant, on the same subject and observed that the appellant had approached Public Grievance Commission (PGC) of Government of NCT of Delhi. The PGC explained to the complainant that since the matter is already sub-judice, it could not interfere in the pending suit. In view of the pendency of Civil Suit, no further action is warranted and the PGC decided to close the case. As and when any crime takes place, the police shall take necessary legal action as per rule.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that the appellant has grievances regarding plying of his taxi at Terminal-I of IGI Airport for which the appellant has approached the appropriate forums. The Commission rejected the appeal holding that the respondents have provided requisite information to the appellant as per record and permissible under the RTI Act.
Citation: Mr. Sanjay Bhardwaj v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001261
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1205
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