Disclosure of details of purchases done from non- public funds
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Indian Air Force (IAF) seeking information regarding the number of trees removed in Base Repair Depot at Tughlakabad, the number of trees presently standing at the said place and copy of the bill regarding purchase of TV set etc. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant is a serving Corporal of the IAF. He also stated that the PIO had informed the appellant that the information pertaining to trees is not maintained and hence cannot be provided. Regarding the copy of the bill, the respondent submitted that the same was denied as they had been purchased from non- public funds.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) agreed with the decision of the PIO and rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Avinash Kumar v. Indian Air Force in File No: CIC/LS/A/2013/000076
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1051
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