RTI request for appointment of administrator to a society
The appellant sought information in respect of the nomination as President based on by laws as also the title of one Mr. Pankaj Malhotra who was member of the Society – Navin CGHS Ltd. He also sought the rules which allow Mr. Malhotra to continue as a President without election. He further desired to know who will be the legal authority after the expiry of tenure of President of Management Committee who can sign NoCs and any other certificates. Not satisfied with the reply of the Public Information Officer (PIO), the appellant filed his first appeal. The First Appellate Authority disposed the appeal holding that the available information as per records has already been provided. However, he directed the Assistant PIO to fix a meeting with the Appellant & look into his genuine grievance.
In the second appeal, the appellant requested that the Registrar of Cooperative Society be directed by the Commission to either conduct elections or to appoint an Arbitrator (Administrator). The Commission noted that the existing Management of the Society has since been superseded by an Administrator who has been appointed till such time elections are held.
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The Commission observed that since the grievance of the appellant has been redressed, the objective of filing the instant RTI application has been achieved. Hence, there is no need to pursue this matter further.
The Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 is limited to providing information and solutions to the problems may be sought under the respective forum.
Citation: Mr. Gangadharan v. Registrar of Cooperative Society GNCT of Delhi in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/001779
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/668
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