Seeking the reason for impounding of security pass of parliament under RTI
The appellant filed two applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Lok sabha Secretariat seeking information relating to the impounding of his security pass. The Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Lok Sabha transferred his RTI application to the Rajya Sabha. The PIO of the Rajya Sabha provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he wanted to know the reasons for impounding his security pass and about the rules and regulations under which it had been impounded. The respondent pointed out that details about security passes should not be disclosed as it would have an adverse effect on the security of the Parliament.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that if the security pass had been impounded it must have been done on the orders of some competent authority. The details of the decision making in this regard would be available in the relevant file in which this entire matter was processed. The CIC directed the PIO to provide to the appellant the photocopies of the relevant file noting and other records showing the decision of the competent authority to impound the said security pass.
Citation: Mr. Sujeet Kumar v. Rajya Sabha Secretariat in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000630
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/868
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