List of testing instruments for testing of Electric Cables along with the calibration certificate of each instrument was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - Respondent: Matter is under Arbitration involving the appellant - CIC: Provide certified copies of deliberations
1. The appellant sought complete list of testing instruments/equipment for testing of Electric Cables along with the valid calibration certificate of each instrument/equipment available at Central Electronics Limited, Sahibabad on Sahibabad on May 2009 and on November 2013. The CPIO on 16.10.2017 denied the information under Section 8 (1)(d) of the RTI Act. Not satisfied with the CPIO’s reply, the appellant filed first appeal and the FAA had directed the CPIO to provide the information within 21 days. In compliance of the order of the FAA, the CPIO provided information regarding testing instrument to the appellant on 15.12.2017.Not having received complete information, the appellant approached this Commission.
2. The appellant submitted that complete information has not been provided by respondent authority. The respondent authority submitted that they had limited number of instruments, therefore, some of testing were done from outside lab. They further submitted that matter is also under Arbitration and the appellant is the third party in the dispute. However, they agreed to provide the certified copies of deliberations to the appellant.
3. Upon perusal of the records and submissions made by the parties, the Commission directs the respondent authority to provide certified copies of deliberations as agreed by the respondent authority, free of cost within 10 days from the date of receipt of this Order.
Central Information Commissioner
Citation:Amarwant Singh v. PIO, CELTD in CIC/CELTD/A/2018/100022, Date of Decision–02.05.2018