RTI application dated 31.10.2015 was filed seeking action taken on a certain complaint - First Appeal remained unheard - Bar Council of Delhi provided a detailed factual matrix of the case - CIC: Appeal has become infructuous with the demise of Appellant
Information sought and background of the case:
The Appellant filed an RTI application dated 31.10.2015 seeking action taken on complaint No. 155/2014.
Having not received any information from the CPIO, the Appellant filed a First Appeal dated 05.12.2015 and the same remained unheard.
Feeling aggrieved on non receipt of the information, the Appellant approached the Commission with the instant Second Appeal.
Facts emerging in Course of Hearing:
A written submission has been received from CPIO, Bar Council of Delhi vide letter dated 03.04.2021, providing a detailed factual matrix of the case with 18 pages of enclosures.
In order to ensure social distancing and prevent the spread of the pandemic, COVID-19, hearing through video conference was scheduled after giving prior notice to both the parties. The hearing notice sent to the Appellant has been received back with the remarks that the Appellant has passed away.
The instant appeal has now become infructuous with the demise of the Appellant.
Y. K. Sinha
Chief Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Manohar Lal v. Bar Council of India in Second Appeal No. CIC/BCOIN/A/2019/117760 Second Appeal No. CIC/BCOIN/A/2019/117760, Date of Decision: 15.04.2021
In the past pronouncements, the CIC has ruled that in case of death of an appellant, the information would be displayed on the website. These pronouncements were on account of killing of RTI activists as murder would be a sure way of ending the fight for a particular query. - EDITOR