Filing of application in respect of court cases
The appellant sought the details pertaining to confirmation of Balance of a certain Enterprise in return to which the PIO denied the details under the provisions of section 8 1 j [8(1)(j)] of the Act. The FAA concurred with the order of the PIO.
View of the CIC
The Commission noted that the information sought by the appellant and pertains to the third party and is of the year 1998. The appellant claimed that the sought information will assist assist him in defending himself in a criminal case of fraud instituted against him by his former employer namely, State Bank of India. The Commission dismissed the appeal holding that as the matter is before the Court, the appellant can approach the SBI through the court and obtained the requested information without using the RTI route.
In case of matters pending before the Court, the view of the different benches of the Commission have varied as to whether the person can seek their related queries directly from the Court or wheter the information can be supplied using the RTI route.
Citation: Shri K.Thakshinamurthy v. SBI in File No: CIC/AT/A/2010/001192DS