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1 CIC/RK/C/2016/000011 20 Jul, 2017 Shri Blair Rodrigues Vs. CPIO, Goa Shipyard Limited, Vasco-De-Gama, Goa-403802

The complainant filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa seeking information on six points including, inter-alia, (i) copies of various Parliamentary questions received and (ii) copies of replies furnished to these Parliamentary questions.

The Commission, observed that information sought has been incorrectly denied by invoking exemptions under Sections 8(1)(c), 8(1)(i) and 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, which are not applicable to the facts of the present case since the information sought in the RTI application, pertains to Parliamentary questions and their replies, and this cannot be said to be exempted under the RTI Act as once the questions are laid on the table of the Parliament, the same can be published and therefore, are available in public domain. The Commission further observed that information pertaining to grievance redressal, number of grievances received and copy of the promotion letter issued does not relate to personal information of a third party. Hence, the same has been incorrectly denied under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act.
2 CIC/SM/A/2012/000026 CIC/SM/A/2012/000027 20 Feb, 2012 Shri Subhash Chandra Agarwal Vs. CPIO, The Lok Sabha Secretariat

The information sought related to the appointment of the Lok Sabha Secretary General, including the correspondence and rules in this regard, and the communication between the Leader of the Opposition of the Lok Sabha (henceforth Leader of the Opposition) and the Speaker.
CIC held that, the applicant can inspect the correspondence which does not attract section 8 (1) (c) of the Act provided the appellant identifies specific set of document's.
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