Seeking information regarding the bills for laying of a particular cable by BSNL under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) seeking information related to irregularities in 4/g cable of BSNL. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he has not been provided the diagram for the cable laid, the bills relating to the laying of cables and the APDR revenue. The respondent stated that the cable diagrams are sensitive information and if brought in public domain can lead to incitement of an offence by way of damage/ disruption of essential telecom services. Regarding copies of bills, the respondent stated that the information is voluminous and in case appellant specifies any particular cable, the same can be provided. He provided the detail of the ADPR revenue to the appellant. The appellant stated that he is only pressing for information relating to the bills for laying of cable in a particular sub-division.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the respondent to provide the information relating to the bills for laying of cable in a particular sub-division as desired by the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Lehna Singh Nirwal v. BSNL in File No. CIC/BS/A/2012/000835/2588
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1360
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