Seeking allotment of accommodation in all guesthouses for three years under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the New India Assurance Co. Ltd. seeking details in respect of the Transit Houses/Guest Houses duly maintained by the company. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information to the appellant. The PIO however denied apart information stating that it was very voluminous.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the company maintains large number of transit/guest houses across the country and to provide information regarding allotment of accommodation in all these guesthouses for the period of three years would severely strain the resources of the public authority and divert the employees from attending to the regular work.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the appellant to communicate the specific information he wants regarding the transit/guest houses in respect of which information regarding allotment is sought. The PIO will then allow opportunity of inspection of the concerned allotment registers to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Vikas Arora v. New India Assurance Co. Ltd. in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/000474
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/733
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