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61 CIC/AD/C/2010/000454
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02 Dec, 2010 Lt. Col Gurdev Singh Hayr vs US (CPV­RTI), Ministry of External Affairs

The applicant filed the RTI application seeking a copy of land related papers attested by the Consulate General of India, Birmingham, which were submitted by his elder sister who is the holder of a British Passport and has settled in Birmingham. These papers pertained to the authorization given by the elder sister to her younger sister-in-law to dispose of ancestral land in India, at her will. The Commission held that the information being sought cannot be termed as ‘personal’ and therefore directed the CPIO Consulate General of India, Birmingham to provide the required information directly to the Appellant. Section 8(1)(j) and 11
62 CIC/SG/A/2010/002387/9748 PENALTY
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02 Dec, 2010 Mr. Mohan Lal Jonwal vs Mr. Jagdish Kumar, The then EE(B-I, West Zone) & Deemed PIO Presently EE, DEMS, Municipal Corporation of Delhi

The appellant has been seeking information to the effect that whether subletting is permissible in the plot of land given by the MCD on lease to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital Charitable Trust. CIC directed the CPIO to provide the information. Section 7(1)
63 CIC/SM/A/2010/000544
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10 Nov, 2010 Shri Om Prakash vs CPIO, Bank of India, Zonal Office, 78­A, Rajbhawan Complex, Canal Road, Kanpur

The appellant filed an application seeking information regarding her complaint and wanted to know which of the 54 signatories of the complaint were false. Request for verification of signature does not come under the definition of information, as per the RTI Act. Section 7(1)
64 CIC/AT/C/2008/00025
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27 Jul, 2009 Shri Milap Choraria Vs. Central Board of Direct Taxes

The Complainant Shri Milap Choraria served a notice under Section 80 of the Code of Civil Procedure intending to file a civil suit against the Department of Revenue. Subsequently, he received a copy of the Caveat filed by the Commissioner of Income Tax Delhi-VII, New Delhi. He thereafter submitted an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) seeking to inspect the file in which the matter concerning the said notice served under Section 80 CPC and the caveat as aforesaid has been dealt with especially to verify whether the grievances referred by him in the aforesaid notice were at all fairly examined / considered by the Public Authority. The complainant wanted to inspect the file from the date of receipt of the notice till filing of the caveat with all other documents including the respective legal advice, if any, received by the Ministry. It appears that the RTI request was received by the CPIO on 3.10.2007.

The appellant has failed to cite any public interest that would commend superseding the protected interest in the matter of disclosure of the requested information, within the meaning of Section 11(1) of the RTI Act.
65 CIC/AT/A/2008/00027 & 33
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06 Feb, 2009 Ms. J.D. Sahay Vs. Ministry of Finance

The appellant applied for empanelment/appointment to the post of Member, CBDT twice on 10.5.2006 and 21.11.2006 but was not selected. Aggrieved by non-selection, the appellant by her two RTI Applications, submitted on 10.8.2007 and 17.8.2007 sought certain information which could throw light on the reason for her non-selection.

The Public Authority is directed to make available information in terms of request of the appellant but there shall be no obligation to disclose details concerning 3rd parties. The respondent Public Authority may suitably use the severability clause in Section 10(1) of the Right to Information Act.
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