Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System is a public authority under RTI
The Delhi High Court on has upheld the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) that Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS) is a public authority and it should appoint a Public Information Officer (PIO) and first appellate authority to provide information on people’s queries.
Earlier, the Central Information Commission had ruled that DIMTS was a public authority as defined under Section 2(h) “public authority” means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted (a) by or under the Constitution; (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any- (i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government; of the RTI act and had directed the company to appoint a PIO and First Appellate Authority. An application was filed by Sachhin Sapra seeking certain information under the RTI Act but was refused. DIMTS is a joint venture between Delhi government and the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd (IDFC), and works in the field of urban transport and infrastructure development. DIMTS is looking after two major transport projects - the existing BRT corridor or the bus clusters scheme. The citizens can now seek information about the same from the public authority DIMTS.