Inspection of records related to mutation of property
The appellant had purchased flat jointly with her sons from a builder and was paying property tax regularly first on the basis on the RV and thereafter (with the introduction of Unit Area) on UA basis. At the time of mutation, the Corporation did not intimate any demand pending against the flat i.e. property tax. The appellant wanted to the date from which she was required to pay the property tax. If the said date is other than the possession date, then the provision under which she is required to pay the tax. The PIO informed that the property tax is payable w.e.f. 27.04.1992 and under section 129 of the DMC Act, the property Tax is leviable/ payable from the date of completion or occupation, whichever is earlier. The appellant was not satisfied with the reply of PIO.
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The Commission observed that information has been provided to the appellant as per records. As the Appellant desired to inspect the relevant records regarding mutation of the said property, the Commission directed the PIO to facilitate an inspection of the relevant records by the appellant at the office of the A&C Department.
RTI has shown a way for inspection of records which are other-wise difficult to access.
Citation: Smt. Sneh Lata Gupta v. Municipal Corporation of Delhi in decision No. CIC/SG/A/2011/002808/16462
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/12
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