Should the information existing on website be furnished to RTI applicant?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) EBR Department seeking details of staff working there such as, their names, designations etc. He also wanted to know the details of staff that have been posted again and again in EBR Department after being transferred to other Departments for certain periods. The Public Information Officer (PIO) furnished point wise information. Regarding the staff working in EBR Department he informed the appellant that the same is available on the website. The appellant then filed an appeal with the First Appellate Authority (FAA) stating that he is not computer savvy and reiterated his request for the information. The FAA directed the PIO to furnish the information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the applicant submitted that he has not received downloaded information from the EBR Department. The respondent from EBR Department handed over the downloaded information to the appellant during the hearing and the appellant was satisfied.
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The Commission closed the case stating that the desired information has reached the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Anil Gupta v. New Delhi Municipal Council EBR Department in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002565
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1146
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