Department of Health and Family Welfare, GNCTD, Delhi has been hiding information on the purchase of rejected ambulances during Commonwealth Games 2010 from the past 3 years. Central Information Commission finally came to conclusion that the matter is of high public interest. (If you want to file RTI Online follow our new guide to file RTI online)
CIC stated that the information sought was not a secret information and not exempted under any provisions of the RTI Act and hence a serious effort shall be initiated to provide all the information on the ambulances purchased, in connection with the Commonwealth Games 2010, which were subsequently rejected and again taken from the same dealer, expenditure involved, the functional condition of the ambulances, if not functional, who is responsible for the pecuniary loss to the Government, etc.
Ambulances during Commonwealth Games
After hearing the submission, CIC recorded that “The respondent authority is directed to provide the information relevant to purchase of rejected ambulances, without depending on any other office or public authority, along with file notes and other papers having the record of purchase of those ambulances”
Citation: Sh. R.C. Gupta Vs. Dept of Health & FW, GNCTD File No.CIC/AD/A/2013/001676SA 04072014
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