Information regarding Chaitra Paurnami Moon Festival organised by a Temple
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple, Thengaithittu seeking information with regard to the 46th Chaitra Paurnami Moon Festival. The appellant did not receive any reply from the Public Information Officer (PIO) and filed the first appeal before the Commissioner, Hindu Religious Institutions. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to provide requisite information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that the PIO has not complied with the direction of the FAA. The PIO submitted that he has replied to the appellant and as per the letter delivery book, the said letter has been received by the appellant’s wife. The appellant argued that the letter has not been received by his wife. The respondent countered that the appellant himself requested the PIO to deliver the letter to his wife.
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The Commission directed the PIO to send all his replies through speed post or by registered post only. The CIC also directed the PIO to once again provide the copy of his reply to the appellant along with all relevant documents.
Citation: Mr. R. Govindsamy v. Deptt. of Hindu Religious Institution in No.CIC/SS/A/2011/001464
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1180
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