CIC issues show cause notice to the PIO for providing irrelevant information
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Directorate of Education seeking information on issues related to selection of cricket teams in zone no. 28 and the details of Education Officers in all zones under Central District. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided the name of the Education Officer, Zone 27 and informed the appellant that the remaining points pertain to sports branch. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO, DDE to provide the details of officers to the applicant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that information was provided to the appellant in compliance with the orders of the First Appellate Authority.
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The Commission observed that the information provided by the PIO was totally irrelevant to the information sought by the appellant since the PIO had responded to 10 points whereas the appellant had sought information only against five points in the RTI application. The CIC issued show cause notice to the PIO, DDE for the irresponsible way in which irrelevant information was furnished to the appellant thereby obstructing the supply of information. The CIC also directed the PIO to provide complete point wise information to the appellant as sought in the RTI application.
Citation: Mr. J A Choudhary v. Directorate of Education File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002883
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1309
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