RTI applicant should attend the hearing before CIC to avoid the rejection of appeal
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Development Authority seeking inspection of file relating to a particular plot. The Public Information Officer (PIO) did not reply.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant has been submitting repeated RTI applications on subjects not related to him. The respondent stated that the appellant was seeking inspection of the file relating to a plot in the Housing Society of which he was not a member. The respondent further stated that they had written to the society seeking their consent for providing the information and that the society did not give their consent. The appellant did not attend the hearing and hence his viewpoint in the matter could not be ascertained.
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The Commission decided that no action was required at the level of the Commission and dismissed the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Rajinder Gulati v. Delhi Development Authority in Decision No. CIC/DS/A/2011/003776/VS/01602
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/944
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