Information regarding a loan taken from the department and the return of the title deed to the appellant was not provided - CIC: Provide the information; compensation of Rs.750/- granted for the inconvenience & detriment caused to the appellant
Information sought:- The appellant has sought the following information:-
1. A loan amounting Rs. 2,80,000/- was taken from the department on 23/09/2003, which was returned on 20/03/2010 with interest.
2. Where is original sale deed paper deposited and which officer will return it.
3. Date on which the sale deed paper would be returned.
Grounds for the Second Appeal: The CPIO has not provided the desired information.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing: The following were present
Appellant: Mr. R. G. Sao through VC Respondent: Absent
The appellant stated that he has not received proper information in response to his RTI application dated 24/02/2011. He informed that he had taken HBA of Rs.2,80,000/- from the department in 2003 which was repaid with interest in 2010 and despite repeated requests his title deed has not been returned.
The CPIO is absent inspite of being put on notice for the hearing.
The CPIO is directed to provide the information to the appellant regarding return of his title deed within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order. From the appellant’s submissions it is apparent that he has not received proper information. For the inconvenience caused to him, he deserves to be compensated. Therefore, in exercise of the powers vested in the CIC in Section 19(8)(b) In its decision, the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, has the power to require the public authority to compensate the complainant for any loss or other detriment suffered; of the RTI Act we direct the department to compensate him by an amount of Rs.750/- for the inconvenience and detriment caused to him. Accordingly, the CPIO should ensure that this amount is remitted to the appellant by demand draft/pay order within 30 days from the date of receipt of this order. The FAA/GMT, Durg is directed to ensure implementation of the order. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Citation: Mr. R. G. Sao v. BSNL in File No. CIC/BS/A/2014/000014/6475