RTI query - Information regarding illegal construction on a Samadhi land
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Department of Revenue seeking certain information about the outcome of his complaint regarding some illegal construction of shops on a Samadhi land belonging to the Goswami community. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that issues related to illegal construction come under the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Block Development Officer (BDO). The First Appellate Authority (FAA) stated that the applicant’s grievance could not be redressed under RTI and also directed the SDM to visit the site and take appropriate action in respect of the illegal construction.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he wanted the Commission to direct the Public Authority to remove the said illegal construction.
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The Commission rejected the appeal observing that this demand could not be fulfilled as it lies beyond the purview of the RTI Act.
Citation: Mr. Ashok Kumar Goswamy v. Department of Revenue in File No. CIC/AD/A/2012/002337
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/805
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