Should a public authority call for information to provide to a RTI applicant?
The appellant sought the details of the payroll records and training/ HR records and other employment details of his wife from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Agency (IRDA) through an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Public Information Officer (PIO) refused to provide any information stating that it was not available with Insurance Regulatory and Development Agency (IRDA).
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that IRDA derives statutory powers in certain areas of regulation/ supervision from the various provisions of the Insurance Act, 1939; IRDA Act, 1999 and rules made there under. The employment issue of an employee working in a regulated entity does not fall under the regulatory purview of the Authority.
Citation: Shri Sandeep Kamra v. IRDA in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2011/001884
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/517
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