Should the DDA provide the details of allotment at shopping mall to a RTI applicant?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) seeking information in relation to a particular shopping mall. He wanted certified copies of allotment in the mall, details of other allotments, illegal layout and site plan of mall, etc. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that the said shopping mall was not constructed as per the approved plan by the builder and the basement as well as the roof and terrace of the said building were being sold off and used as shops. The appellant further stated that parking for the public which had to be in the basement were closed and no parking space was provided. The respondent stated that after the land allotment and the prescription of norms, it is the statutory obligation of the builder to comply with the standards and any information available with the respondent would be provided to the appellant.
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The Commission directed the respondent to enable the appellant to inspect the relevant files.
Citation: Mr. Vinay Kumar Walia v. Delhi Development Authority in Decision No. CIC/DS/A/2011/004198/VS/02540
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1162
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