Enquiry report of third party is held in fiduciary capacity
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India seeking information pertaining to report of the committee set up to enquire into the financial irregularities of the Administrative Officer (AO). The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information under section 8(1)(e) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information; of the RTI Act.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC) the respondent submitted that the subject matter of the RTI application pertains to procedural lapse and enquiry instituted to look into the matter which has no relationship with the appellant and the appellant had not established any larger public interest in disclosure of the requested information which pertains to third party.
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The Commission rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. N. Saini v. LIC of India in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/000031
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/747
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