Can the information given in one forum be disclosed under RTI also?
The appellant stated that on the basis of complaint filed by eight customers of the Indian Overseas bank the investigation officer removed the employees. He sought the copy of complaints of those eight customers and the investigation report of the investigation done by the investigating officer. The Public Information Officer (PIO) did not provide the information while the First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed that the appellant should be allowed to inspect the records related to disciplinary and enquiry proceedings.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that he has given the complete information sought by the appellant in the forum of Industrial Tribunal. The appellant stated that he has not received the information.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that since the information has already been given to the appellant in another forum there can be no objection to providing the information to the appellant in the current RTI application. The commission directed the PIO to provide the information to the appellant free of cost.
Citation: Mr. Trilok Chand v. Indian Overseas Bank, in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2012/000254/19376
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/661
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