CPIO is not under obligation to transfer RTIs to multiple organizations

transfer RTIs to multiple organizationsThe Commission finds no merit in the complaint filed by Shri Sudhir Goyal on CPIO contention that there are over 75 ministries/departments and as per the decision of a three-member Bench of the Commission in the case of Shri Ketan Kantilal Modi Vs CBEC, dt 22.9.2009, CPIO is not under obligation to transfer RTIs to multiple organisations. (If you want to file RTI Online visit our guide here)

Vide RTI, addressed to the PMO, Complainant had sought information on 7 points relating to details of various programmes started by the Central government on completion of four years of UPA government , decisions taken by the government in relation to the programmes, amount spent on these programmes, budget allocated for the same and related issues. The CPIO told to the applicant that the information pertains to various Ministries and the Complainant was advised to file separate RTI applications to each ministry with regard to the remaining information.

Transfer RTIs to multiple organizations

The Complainant has filed a complaint u/s 18 on the grounds of not transferring the RTI application u/s 6(3)

DECISION

The Commission finds no merit in the complaint filed by Shri Sudhir Goyal and the same is disposed of. Citation Details: File No.CIC/SM/C/2013/000573/RM dated 17.07.2014.

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