Did the registrar collude with the party for not listing the case before the NCDRC?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) Upbhokta Nyay Bhawan seeking information whether the registrar of the respondent organization, in collusion with the opposite party, did not list an appeal for 6 years. The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that the information sought by the appellant is not covered under the definition of information as per the section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the Act.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the appellant was seeking was seeking an opinion of the respondent. Further, the respondent added that the appeal was listed more than fifteen times before the NCDRC and the appellant himself appeared for the matter and therefore, the query raised by the appellant in his RTI application has no significance.
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The Commission observed that the no intervention of the Commission is required in the matter.
Citation: Mr. A.C. Rishi v. NCDRC Upbhokta Nyay Bhawan in Decision No. CIC/SS/C/2012/000168/VS/03512
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1444
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