Information relating to competition conducted to decide on a symbol for the Rupee21 Sep, 2012
The appellant sought information relating to the competition conducted by the government of India to decide on a symbol for the Indian rupee through an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided part of the information but denying the rest on the ground that the proposal was under consideration before the Cabinet.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that whatever information was available at the time the RTI application had been preferred had been provided by the PIO except a few which formed part of the Cabinet papers. The respondent offered to provide all the information in as the Cabinet decision had already been implemented and the matter was over.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide the information which had not been provided earlier. The commission also held that if the appellant is interested to inspect the relevant file, the PIO should facilitate the same.
Citation: Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh v. Department of Economics Affairs, in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001405
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/659
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