Ayodhya case? - Information about a building were denied by Archaeological Survey of India - CIC: Ho’nble Supreme Court passed its judgement on 9.11.2019 and the matter in not sub-judice – CIC: Re-examine the RTI application and furnish a detailed reply
The Appellant vide his RTI application sought information on 07 points.
- Details about the period of construction of the mentioned building.
- Details about the Kingdom/dynasty related to the mentioned building.
- Details about the structure of the mentioned building.
- Details about the composition and materials used for construction of the mentioned building.
- Details about the dimensions of the mentioned building.
- Details about the carious sires and buildings related or similar like the mentioned buildings.
- Please provide a copy of the sketch and photograph of the mentioned building.
The CPIO vide letter dated15.11.2019, furnished a reply to the Appellant. Dissatisfied with the reply received from the PIO, the Appellant filed a First Appeal. The FAA vide online reply dated 25.11.2019 informed the appellant that matter is sub-judice.
Thereafter, the Appellant filed a Second Appeal before the Commission with a request to provide the information.
Facts emerging during the hearing:
The following were present:
The Appellant as well was the Respondent remained absent during the hearing and Mr Kannan Network Engineer NIC studio at Krishnagiri confirmed the absence of both the parties. Hence, the matter is being decided on the basis of the documents available on record with the Commission.
Keeping in view the facts of the case and also after perusing the documents available on record, the Commission observes that the Ho’nble Supreme court of India had passed its judgement in the case on November 9, 2019 and hence the matter in not sub-judice. If the information sought is in public domain then the link can be provided to the Appellant. Therefore, the Commission directs the Respondent to re-examine the RTI application and furnish a detailed and an updated revised reply to the Appellant on point no.3 to 7 of the RTI application, strictly in accordance with the spirit of transparency and accountability as enshrined in the RTI Act, 2005 within a period of 21 days from the date of receipt of this order under the intimation to the Commission.
The Appeal stands disposed accordingly.
Citation: Mr. G Sridharan v. Archaeological Survey of India in Second Appeal No.:- CIC/ALSOI/A/2019/657852 –UM, Date of Decision: 12.08.2021