Disclosure of boarding passes submitted for claiming LTC bills be under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) seeking information pertaining to the rules under which LTC bills were passed in his case and in the case of a similarly situated colleague. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information to the appellant.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant requested for a photocopy of the boarding passes in the sector where air journey was undertaken as submitted by his colleague on the basis of which her LTC claim was passed. The PIO stated that the information could possibly be held by the PIO, Accounts Department.
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The Commission directed the PIO, Accounts Department, SDMC to provide copy of the boarding passes (severing the Bar code) submitted by the appellant’s colleague for claiming reimbursement for LTC journey by air. The Commission held that the funds that were released in favour of the government employee after processing the LTC claim are government funds hence the sought information should be disclosed.
Citation: Mr. Deepak Panwar v. South Delhi Municipal Corporation in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/002156
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1195
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