Monday, March 22, 2010

[rti_india] Another corrupt decsion from Shailesh Gandhi

In this case the grounds of 2nd appeal was
"Objection on Third party information provided by the SPIO." (without following provisions of RTI Act)

Rather than addressing the ground and the prayer, IC(SG) has let the PIO get away again. Perhaps the apologists for IC(SG) on this list can explain to me why this statement of the PIO (recorded)

"the applicant is government servant and due to this the documents available in the office is a public document and the same cannot be treated as third party information. Hence, all details available in the office have been provided treated as a public document. Since, it is a public document and it has been provided to the third party it does not attract the provision of third party"."

is sanctioned by any provision of RTI Act until such time as the "public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the third party". The PIO is as confused as the IC about who constitutes the "third party" in this case.


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