Details of birth records maintained by a hospital under RTI
The appellant filed an application under Right to Information (RTI) Act, with the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital seeking information related to birth records and in particular about the records of a child born to a specific person. The Public Information Officer (PIO) supplied the copy of record of birth of the child and point wise information against remaining queries. The applicant while filing the second appeal complained that he wanted to know why the hospital had not sent the record of birth of a specific person to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) since in response to another RTI application, PIO MCD had informed him that no such hospital record has been received by them.
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The respondents submitted that the details of the child born to the said person were fed into their data entry system and the print out of the entry report including the number has already been provided to the complainant. The respondents further submitted that MCD is expected to issue birth certificates after picking up the data sent by various hospitals and it appears that due to some fault either at the MCD end or during the transmission of information from the Hospital to MCD, the report got lost. The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that the print out of the computer record indicating that the birth record has indeed been sent to MCD has already been provided to the Complainant and thus no further disclosure of information is required.
It is necessary to frame the question properly in the application filed for obtaining information.
Citation: Mr. Neeraj Agarwal v. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in File No CIC/AD/C/2012/000757
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/424
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