PIO: CCTV installed at the Main Gate of OCF Avadi, is covering the Defence installation and is classified - FAA: Information is not available as the CCTV recording has got overwritten - Appellant: He no longer needs the information - CIC: Case closed
The Appellant has sought the following information:
1. Provide the video footage of CCTV Camera focusing the entry of factory from OCF main road from 7-00 am to 10-00 am, for the period of strike form 23/01/2019 to 25/01/2019.
2. Provide the video footage of CCTV Camera focusing the OCF Road from the two way road (i.e. Near CVRDE Road) from 17.30 hrs to 19.00 hrs on 29/01/2019.
Grounds for Second Appeal
The CPIO has not provided the information stating that the same is classified information.
Submissions made by Appellant and Respondent during Hearing:
The appellant was contacted over phone and he informed the Commission that he is no longer in need of any information. Therefore, he was informed that the case shall be closed.
Based on a perusal of the record, it was noted that the CPIO vide letter dated 11.03.2019 replied to the applicant that the CCTV installed at the Main Gate of OCF Avadi, is covering to monitor the Defence installation and is classified. Therefore, the information sought cannot be revealed/handed over. The FAA vide order dated 02.04.2019 disposed of the first appeal and held that the information sought is not available as the duration of data storage of information sought has lapsed and the CCTV recording requested has got overwritten.
In view of the appellant’s submission over phone, the case is treated as closed.
The appeal is disposed of accordingly
Vanaja N. Sarna
Citation: L Kumar v. Indian Ordnance Factories in File No.: - CIC/OFBKO/A/2019/124876, Date of Decision: 22/04/2021