Details of foreign collaboration of Reebok India Limited under RTI
The appellant sought information regarding the foreign collaboration of Reebok India Ltd. and the declaration given by Adidas Sourcing Ltd. on behalf of Adidas group AG. The Public Information Officer (PIO) initially declined to give any information on the ground that Reebok India Ltd. as the third party had objection to the disclosure of any such information. Later, on the directions of the First Appellate Authority (FAA), he provided all the information. The appellant filed the second appeal stating that he wanted to know if the FIPB had taken any action against the Adidas Sourcing Ltd. for giving false declaration on behalf of Adidas group AG.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant had not sought any relief in respect of the information given, instead he wanted to know if the FIPB had taken any action against the Adidas Sourcing Ltd., which was clearly beyond the scope of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Commission rejected the appeal noting that, whether the FIPB takes any action against any company for giving wrong or false declaration was not to be adjudicated by the CIC under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Commission advised the appellant that if he has any grievance in the matter, it should be taken up before the appropriate authority including a competent court of law.
Citation: Mr. V Balasundaram v. Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, FIPB Unit in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001042
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/383
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