Sunday, June 27, 2010

Re: [rti_india] Re: Another example of why Habibullah is a puppet for special intere


Dear Col Kurup,

Availability of Resources is different from Providing the Resources.

Computerization of records does require some resources, but in today's day and age, those resources may be just a fraction of most PA's net worth.

If the resources required for computerization are already available in abundance ( applicable PA's) why should they wait for the Government to provide them with the same under a special head.

As far as resources are concerned, the obligation of a PA commences subject to availability of existing resources and not till the Government specifically provides for the same.

Section 7(9) obligates on a PA to provide the information in the FORM in which it is SOUGHT by an applicant (unless it disproportionately diverts the resources or would be detrimental to the safety of preservation of the record in question), irrespective of the form in which it is HELD by the PA.

If the resources are available and the information is appropriate to be computerized, why not computerize the information forthwith (reasonable time) and facilitate the access to information rather than wait for additional specifically alloted resources from the Government for the same.

Best Regards,


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 6:52 AM, Col NR Kurup <> wrote:

The obligation of the PA to computerise all records under Section
4(1)(a) is subject to availability of resources. Till such time the
government provide such resources to the PA the PA's obligation does
not commence. Therefore it is unjust asking the information in CD
till it is already held in CD in normal cource.The key word in this
contest is "HELD". Only if the information sought is held by the PA in
electronic form one can seek it in CD

Col Kurup

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen - Aristotle

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