Seeking information related to Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Commissioner Income Tax (IT) seeking information related to Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (Delhi and Chandigarh Society) and Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd (Chandigarh Ltd Co). The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information sought by the appellant relating to the Escorts Group could not be provided in view of the stay order of the Honourable High Court of Delhi staying the CIC’s previous similar order.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the information sought is part of the information which was earlier permitted by CIC and had been stayed by the Delhi High Court. The Commission upheld the decision of PIO and rejected the appeal.
All the cases where the decision of CIC has been challenged in the Court and the matter is pending, no disclosure can be done under the RTI Act.
Citation: Mr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta v. Commissioner IT in File No.CIC/DS/A/2011/003264/RM
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/815
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