Disclosure of pension details of corporators by MCD under RTI
The appellant sought various information related with the norms for a building along with the details regarding the amount of the pension allotted to each corporators like the number of the pensions, names of the beneficiaries, addresses etc. The Public information Officer (PIO) supplied the partial information and suggested the appellant to co-ordinate with the concerned officers for other details. Information related to the pension details was denied claiming that it could not be obtained from the concerned office.
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The Central Information Commission observed that the information regarding pension details should have been provided suo-moto by MCD as per the provisions of section 4(1) (b) (xvii) and Section 4(1) (b) (xiii) of the RTI Act. There can be no justification for not providing this information. Using its power under Section 19(8) (a) (iii) and 19(8) (b) of the RTI Act, the Commission directed the PIO to display the information on the website of the MCD and send a consolidated report of compliance of the above directions to the Commission.
Citation: Mr. Vijay kr Garg v. Municipal Corporation in File no. IC/SG/A/2012/000170
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/220
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