Using RTI to get a copy of the death certificate
The appellant sought information with regard to action taken on an application filed by him for issue of a death certificate. As the Public Information Officer (PIO) did not reply, the applicant filed appeal with the First Appellate Authority (FAA). The FAA directed the PIO to provide the information to the appellant within 15 days. The appellant filed a second appeal before the Central Information Commission. The respondent stated that as per computer records, the death order in respect of Late person was generated but the office is not able to trace the records regarding its dispatch to the applicant. Following a recent provision in the e Pramanpatra software, it has been possible to generate another copy of the death order for which the appellant has to approach the concerned officer in MCD.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) decided that the appellant has to visit the MCD office on a mutually convenient date along with an official of the Revenue Department who will facilitate the issuance of the certificate by the MCD.
Citation: Mr. P K Roy v. Department of Revenue, in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/001037
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/450
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