RTI application seeking the expenses incurred on farewell of outgoing students
The appellant filed the application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Directorate of Education (DoE) seeking information related to Government Sampurnanand Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya. He wanted to know the number of students in classes XI and XII, the amount of money donated by students of classes XI for the farewell of old class XII students etc. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that as per PIO’s reply the amount of balance money with the school after the farewell expenses was only Rs 7/-. He argued that collection was done from 1226 students @ Rs. 100/- per student and after deducting the expenses from the total amount the balance amount ought to be much more that Rs.7/-. He wanted to know what has done with the remaining amount by the school. The respondent explained that on the day of the farewell,l 958 students were present and the money was collected only from them and not from 1226 students. Hence, balance amount left with them was only Rs.7/-.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to allow the appellant to inspect the relevant records so that he can verify for himself the authenticity of information provided to him.
Citation: Shri Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan v Directorate of Education in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002548
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1122
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