Information about Commonwealth Games 2010
The appellant wanted various details related to the Commonwealth Games 2010. The Public Information Commission (PIO) refused to disclose part of the information under section 8 (1) (h) of the RTI Act, claiming that the matter was under investigation. For the rest of the information, he informed that the information sought extends to 3419 pages and that he should deposit the fee for obtaining the copies of document. The appellant claimed that the information should now be provided to him free of cost as the PIO has not furnished the same within the stipulated time of 30 days.
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The Central Information Commission noted that within the stipulated period of 30 days the PIO had asked the appellant to deposit the fee for photocopies of the documents after collecting all the information and determining the total number of pages. The Commission directed the appellant to deposit the photocopying charges for obtaining the information. The Commission also directed the PIO to disclose the rest of the information if the investigation/prosecution in the case was now over.
Citation: Shri Deendayal Soni v. Central Vigilance Commission in File No. CIC/SM/A/2011/000790
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/269
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