Seeking information about railway sleeper manufacturing under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Railway Headquarters seeking the details of the place of manufacturing of sleepers, number of sleepers brought from the Nagpur Division and expenses incurred towards transportation either by Railway or by Road. The appellant referred to some additional work order submitted by a sleeper manufacturer for manufacturing and supplying the sleepers in the factory where the appellant’s client worked. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided the required information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that they had provided the available information to the appellant and the appellant alleged that the respondent is suppressing the information from him.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant has doubts regarding the information provided. Therefore, the CIC directed the PIO to allow the appellant to inspect all records related to his present request and to provide with copies of documents which the appellant wishes to obtain from the inspected records.
Citation: Mr. M.N. Marshettiwar v. Central Railway Headquarters Office Engineering Branch in File No. CIC/AD/C/2012/001016
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/738
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