The RTI applicant sought the information from a Cooperative Society which are not a Public Authority, under Delhi Cooperative Society Act,. Central Information Commission advised to the registrar, not to register any petition if the Appellant seek information from a Cooperative Society directly without following steps as per the RTI act. If you have want to file RTI online, visit this guide to learn about filing RTI Online.
Although the Commission noted that the information sought by the appellant can be enforced under Sec 2 (f), which states as follows:
"information" means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.
Seek information from a Cooperative Society directly
But commission recorded that "The appellant had not followed the procedure laid down in the RTI Act, and he sought the information from a Society which is not a Public Authority, under DCS Act."
Citation from: Viresh & V.K.Goel Vs Dr.R.M.L.H & NH Employees CGHS Ltd
CIC/DS/A/2013/001197SA, CIC/DS/A/2013/001198SA, CIC/DS/A/2013/001199SA, CIC/DS/A/2013/001200SA, & CIC/DS/A/2013/001201SA dated 24.07.2014
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