The grounds for dissatisfaction with the information provided should be mentioned in the RTI appeal
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with Office of the Salt Commissioner seeking information related to packaging, quality, loading of the salt through goods-train, iodine content in the salt etc. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided part information and for remaining queries, he stated that the appellant has sought interpretation which did not fall within the ambit of information as defined under section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the RTI Act.
While filing the second appeal before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he was not satisfied with the reply provided by the respondent but he did not establish the grounds on which he was not satisfied with the information provided to him.
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The CIC considered the submissions of the parties and perused the relevant documents on file. The Commission observed that the appellant has sought specific information regarding the iodine content in the salt and directed the PIO to provide specific reply to this query to the appellant. For rest of the queries, the CIC held that the information has been provided to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Radhey Shyam Kandoi v. Office of the Salt Commissioner in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/001377
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/737
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