Details of domestic and commercial consumers of LPG under RTI
The appellant sought the names of the domestic and commercial consumers of LPG cylinders in a particular village. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided the list of domestic consumers but refused for the list of commercial consumers claiming that the supply of LPG to commercial consumers was not subsidised by the Government. The appellant protested against non-supply of information alleging that LPG gas cylinders supplied to the domestic consumers are being diverted to the commercial consumers. View of CIC
The Central Information (CIC) observed that ordinarily, the bench would have upheld the decision of the PIO but the appellant has alleged corruption in the matter of diversion of gas cylinders from domestic consumers to commercial consumers. Hence the disclosure of sought information would be in larger public interest in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case and considering Ramgarh is a small village and the numbers of commercial consumers would not be very large. The Commission directed the PIO to provide the relevant information.
Citation: Shri Baburam Chauhan v. HPCL in File No.CIC/LS/A/2011/002994
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/370
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