RTI query - Details of a President's medal awardee
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the President’s Secretariat seeking to know the details of a person in Hyderabad namely Hakim Mahmud Ur Rahman who had been decorated with the President's medal. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed him that no such information was maintained in the President Secretariat. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) endorsed the response of the PIO and also directed him to transfer the RTI application to the relevant public authority. Following this, the PIO transferred the application to a certain public authority in Hyderabad.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he had not received any information. The respondent stated that the appellant has given no details other than just the name of the person and the name of the city where he supposedly lived and that this was not adequate enough details based on which any one can find out if the person concerned had been decorated with the President's medal.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) advised the appellant to find out more details about the individual concerned and then make a fresh RTI application to the appropriate public authority.
Citation: Mr. Yograj Singh v. President’s Secretariat in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000396
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/825
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