Seeking information regarding expenditure incurred in renovation using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Mumbai Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) seeking to know the details of the expenditure incurred in the renovation of the furniture in the DRT office. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed him that the renovation had been carried out by the Bank of Baroda (BoB) and the DRT did not have the details of such expenditure. Instead of filing a first appeal, the complainant chose to approach the Central Information Commission (CIC) directly.
During the hearing before the CIC, the complainant pointed out that if the renovation had been carried out by the BoB the PIO should have transferred his RTI application to that bank.
View of CIC
The Commission agreed with the appellant’s contention and directed the PIO to forward the RTI application to the PIO of the Bank of Baroda who would provide the available information to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Siddharth Murarka v. Mumbai Debts Recovery Tribunal in File No.CIC/SM/C/2012/000377
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/789
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