Seeking information regarding missing child under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking information pertaining to her e-mail sent to Police Commissioner regarding missing of her daughter. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that the enquiry into the matter was conducted through ACP/SWD and also provided the action taken report to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant has been provided photocopies of two files relating to the aforementioned complaint of the appellant.
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The Commission rejected the appeal observing that requisite information as per record and permissible under the RTI Act has been provided to the appellant.
Under RTI Act, only the information which already exists or is held by the public authority or is under the control of the public authority can be supplied. The PIO is not supposed to create information, or to interpret information or to solve the problems raised by the appellant under the RTI Act.
Citation: Mrs. Sharda Devi v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/0001638
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/803
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