Information about equipment hired / expenditure for Commonwealth Games
The appellant had sought information about equipments hired for Commonwealth Games, rates of hiring, total expenditure incurred on hiring upto 31.8.2010 and likely expenditure for the period of conclusion of the games etc. vide application dated 11.9.2010.
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The case came up before the Commission in Feb. 2012 for hearing. The respondent submitted that whole lots of documents regarding CWG were taken over by various investigating agencies because of which it has not been possible to provide para-wise information. It was also informed that the requested information has become outdated and irrelevant at this stage. On a specific query by the Commission, the respondent informed that initial response was sent to the appellant vide his letter dated 21st October, 2010. The Commission agreed with the contentions and closed the matter.
The case highlights the current state of affairs for the disposal of appeals under the RTI Act with the cases of 2010 being taken up in 2012 by which the information sought has itself become redundant.
Citation: D. C. Gupta v. Organizing Committee in file no.CIC/LS/A/2011/000491
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/116
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