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Supreme Court(Voluminous Information)/ High Courts(Voluminous Information)
S.No. CIC CASE DATE OF JUDGMENT JUDGMENT
1 CIC/NHAIN/A/2017/605797/SD
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02 May, 2019 Neeraj Sharma VS. CPIO, National Highways Authority of India, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075.

Information Sought
The Appellant sought information through 11 points regarding the status of the Govt. plan to plant 200 crore trees along the National Highways across the country to employ jobless youth, as gathered from a new article published on 23.06.2014.

Decision
Commission observes from the perusal of facts on record that the Appellant has premised the instant RTI Application based on a newspaper report and has raised vague queries to know the status of tree plantation across one lakh kilometer of National Highways across the country. The RTI Application is rather frivolous in nature as it is apparent that the Appellant does not understand the enormity of information sought and no public authority will have such information in a consolidated form.

Appellant is warned to exercise his right to information judiciously in future and not resort to filing such open ended requests for information, compilation of which may cause tremendous strain on the resources of the public authority.

2 CIC/DOP&T/A/2017/166520/SD
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26 Mar, 2019 Nutan Thakur Vs. CPIO, DoPT, North Block, New Delhi – 110001.

Information Sought
The Appellant sought copy of entire file in DOP&T including the note sheet, and the various letters and documents exchanged between the DOP&T and different Officers regarding each of the criminal cases registered against IAS officers all over the country in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Decision
Commission observes from the perusal of facts on record that information sought in the RTI Application(s) is largely unspecific and is required to be gathered from
voluminous records which may entail disproportionate diversion of resources as per Section 7(9) of RTI Act. Nonetheless, Commission is convinced with the aspect of larger public interest involved in the matter that warrants disclosure of the details of criminal cases registered against IAS officers, which otherwise would have been exempt from disclosure under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act. However, in view of the applicability of Section 7(9) of RTI Act as discussed above, Commission is not in a position to order disclosure of relevant files and related documents. Now, Commission is of the considered opinion that provision of the list of names of IAS officers for whom prosecution sanction has been granted as well as denied will effectively satisfy the Appellant’s request for information.

In view of the foregoing, Commission directs Sanjay Kumar, US & CPIO to provide the list of names of IAS officers for whom prosecution sanction has been granted as well as denied for the period starting from year 2010 till date of RTI Application. In the event, the said information is available with any other Section; the same should be procured and be directly provided to the Appellant by the CPIO. CPIO shall provide the information free of cost to the Appellant within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order and a compliance report to this effect be duly sent to the Commission.

3 CIC/DSHIP/A/2017/119776
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11 Jul, 2018 SP Sinha Vs APIO Ministry of Shipping

ISSUE : The appellant sought information relating to appointment letters for the last 15 years in respect of Hindi Typists, Stenographer, promotion orders of Hindi Typist for the last 15 years and copy of DPC minutes and noting portions of the concerned promotion files of Mercantile Marine Deptt, Mumbai and other related information.
Not satisfied with the reply of the CPIO he filed appeal before the CIC.
DECISION :After scrutiny of the reply given by the CPIO the CIC gave the following directions :
Section 11(1) procedure to be applied in third party information requests.
Fix a joint inspection of the relevant records on a mutually convenient date ,time and place in respect of voluminous records and give the requested information under section 7(6) of the Act free of cost.
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