Details of gifts received from relatives and friends by DTC conductor on daughter’s marriage
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Transport Department (DTD) seeking some information with regard to his father in law who worked as a Conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). He wanted to know the return of movable / immovable properties, intimation / declaration in respect of the expenditure incurred by him on his daughter’s marriage and the details of the gifts and articles received from relatives and friends on his daughter’s marriage. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that without proper identification of said Conductor it was not possible to provide the information. The appellant filed the first appeal providing some information in respect of his father in law so that he can be identified. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to provide the information with respect to the said person after tracing him.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that based on the token number provided by the appellant, a notice was sent across to all DTC branches to locate the said person. Finally it was found that he had worked in Naraina Deport and that he had retired from service. The respondent stated that this has been intimated to the appellant. The respondents also stated that no information in respect of movable immovable properties is available with the Public Authority.
View of CIC
The Commission held that there are no rules which stipulate that the employee must provide details of expenditure incurred on daughter’s marriage or the gifts and articles received from relatives and friends during the marriage. Hence the Public Authority is not expected to maintain the information. Regarding the gross salary paid to the said person while he was in service, the CIC directed the PIO to furnish the same to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Vikas Chandelia v Delhi Transport Department in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002594
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1115
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