Disclosure under RTI of the reports to be placed before the parliament
The appellant sought a number of information related with the audit of some income tax returns/assessment proceedings carried out by the Income Tax officer related to HEPI. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided all the information except the copy of the audit report on the ground that the audit report was required to be submitted to the Parliament before it could be disclosed to the public.
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The respondent informed that the withheld information had also been disclosed recently after the audit report was placed on the floor of the Parliament. As all the information as desired by the appellant has already been provided to him, the Central Information Commission (CIC) disposed the appeal accordingly.
Citation: Shri S. Manimaran v the Accountant General (Commercial & Receipt Audit) in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001001
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/413
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