Name of the companies who have applied for license under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 along with their addresses & email addresses was sought - CIC: provide the information as per records; place the details on the website u/s 4(1)(b) of RTI Act
Heard on 24.11.14. Complainant present. Respondent is represented by Shri Shyam Lal and one more official.
2. The complainant has filled RTI application on 18.9.2013 for seeking name of the applicants/firms/companies along with their business addresses and email addresses who have applied for license under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and the Rules and Regulations made there under. The CPIO on 3.10.2013 replied that the requisite information is not available in the form desired. Being unsatisfied with the information provided, the complainant made complaint before the commission.
3. During the hearing, the Respondent assured the Commission that information regarding the name of the licencee, licence No. date of issue of licence, location of the licencee will be supplied as per records to the Complainant within three weeks.
4. The Commission after hearing the submissions made recommends the Public Authority to place the details on its website as per sec.4(1)(b) of the RTI Act and submit a compliance report to the Commission within one month of receipt of this order.
5. The Commission ordered accordingly.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Baljeet Singh v. Food safety Dept., GNCTD in Case No. CIC/SA/C/2014/000022