Information regarding delisting of publications both in print and e-media by DAVP – list of such delisted entities also sought – DAVP does not delist any publication; it only suspends them – PIO should reply elaborately rather than a telegraphic response
1. The Appellant had sought some information regarding the delisting of publications both in print and e-media. Between two CPIO of the DAVP some information had been given. Not satisfied, he had preferred an appeal. But it appears, the Appellate Authority had passed no orders.
2. At the outset, the respondent submitted that the DAVP had received no appeal from the Appellant and therefore, there was no question of passing any order on that.
3. We have carefully gone through the contents of the RTI application and the reply given by two different CPIOs. Essentially, the Appellant wants to know about the procedure followed for delisting of publications and a list of such delisted entities. According to the respondent, however, the DAVP does not delist any publication; it only suspends some publications, from time to time, on one or the other ground.
4. If the CPIO had addressed the RTI application a little more elaborately, in the manner the respondent has now explained the issues, instead of giving somewhat a telegraphic response, all the queries of the Appellant would have been easily addressed. It is now quite clear that the DAVP has not delisted or dis-empaneled any publication, whether print or e-media nor has it filed any FIR against any such publication.
Chief Information Commissioner
Citation: Sh. Sudhir Goyal v. Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity in File No.CIC/SM/A/2013/000227