List of Delhi Police welfare organization which benefit in any way from the cricket matches organized in Delhi - Respondent: information is not immediately available in his jurisdiction, but it may be available elsewhere - CIC: provide the information
The list of Delhi Police welfare organization which stand to benefit in any way from the cricket matches organized in Delhi - Appellant: in Rajasthan, there is an arrangement in which the cricket match organizer takes up a consideration as part of the formal arrangement to meet security expenses, but in Delhi, this is not so - Respondent: the information sought is not immediately available in his jurisdiction, but that it may be available elsewhere - CIC: procure and provide the information
O R D E R
1. The appellant filed an RTI application with the PIO on 15.4.2013 seeking information with related documents/ correspondence/ file notings etc. relating to the reference dated 4.4.2013 mentioned in the application. In all, information has been sought on 11 points. The CPIO responded on 18.5.2013 on the points raised in the RTI application.
2. The appellant approached the Commission on 27.6.2013 in appeal.
3. The appellant and the respondent both participated in the hearing personally.
4. The appellant referred to the various points raised in his application and stated that the information being sought would have fed into the matter of the cricket administering sports bodies that was being heard by a full bench of the Information Commission, but which has now been stayed by the High Court. The appellant stated that this would have determined the nature and scope of the functioning pattern and working system of such bodies.
5. The appellant stated that whatever be the progress in that matter, in so far as the present application is concerned, his focus now is on getting information on certain points of the application, which essentially can be summarized in two issues:
(i) the list of Delhi Police welfare organization which stand to benefit in any way from the cricket matches organized in Delhi, e.g., matches under the aegis of DDCA or BCCI taking into account that some percentage of the receipts from such matches is also used for promoting the aims and objectives of police welfare organizations;
(ii) point 9 of the RTI application.
6. The appellant stated that in Rajasthan, there is an arrangement in which the cricket match organizer takes up a consideration as part of the formal arrangement to meet security expenses, but in Delhi, this is not so. The appellant said that he is mentioning this to enable the respondent to understand better the context in which the information is being sought.
7. The respondent stated that the information sought is not immediately available in his jurisdiction, but that it may be available in the police headquarters and the Licensing Branch of Delhi Police who are responsible for the organization of such activities.
8. The respondent has not made due effort to comply with the RTI Act in context of the RTI application. The respondent must procure the requisite information from the concerned sources and provide the information sought in para 5 above.
9. The respondent is directed to provide the information to the appellant on the points made in para 5 above within 30 days of this order. The appeal is disposed of. Copy of the decision be given free of cost to both the parties.
Citation: Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal v. Delhi Police in Decision No. CIC/SS/C/2013/000309/VS/05880