|S.No.||CIC CASE||DATE OF JUDGMENT||JUDGMENT|
|1||CIC/DOP&T/A/2017/166520/SD||26 Mar, 2019||Nutan Thakur Vs. CPIO, DoPT, North Block, New Delhi – 110001.
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.
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.
|2||CIC/DSHIP/A/2017/119776||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.