Seeking documents leading to dis-empanelment of a company from the list of valuers - PIO denied the information stating no resolution as passed by the board of directors of the company authorizing him to get the information - CIC: appeal dismissed
O R D E R
1. The appellant filed an RTI application with the PIO on 14.8.2012 seeking copies of
(i) the documents relevant to disempanelment of their company from empanelled valuers list for 2011 and 20121;
(ii) the complaint on the basis of which their company was disempanelled.
The CPIO denied the information on 1.9.2012 for want of any authority from the board of directors of the company in favour of the appellant to get the information.
2. Not satisfied with the reply of the PIO, the appellant filed an appeal on 10.9.2012 with the first appellate authority (FAA). The FAA upheld the reply of CPIO on 17.11.2012. The appellant approached the Commission on 2.11.2012 in second appeal.
3. The appellant did not participate in the hearing.
4. The respondent participated in the hearing through video conferencing, who stated that the appellant, through his RTI application of 14.8.2012 sought copies of the documents leading to disempanelment of a company named Tayal Engineers & Consultant Private Ltd. from the list of valuers for 2011 and 2012.
5. The respondent further stated that the information was denied by the CPIO to the appellant on 1.9.2012, as his connection with the company, about which the information was being sought, was not clear and that no resolution passed by the board of directors of the company authorizing him to get the information was enclosed with the RTI application. The respondent informed that the reply of CPIO was later upheld by the FAA on 17.11.2012.
6. The action taken by the respondent is in conformity with the provision of the RTI Act.
7. The decision of the FAA is upheld. No intervention of the Commission is required in the matter. The appeal is disposed of. Copy of the decision be given free of cost to both the parties.
Citation: Dr. Satinder Pal Tayal v. State Bank of India in Decision No. CIC/VS/A/2012/001785/05290