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    You can't seek information from a Cooperative Society directly


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    information from a Cooperative Society directlyThe 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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    one cannot get information about a co-operative society using 2 (f) There is a Supreme court judgement that PIO cannot create documents I did ask for documents of my society using 2 (f) But CIC Ratnaikar Gaikwad dismissed my appeal citing Supreme court ruling and some Karnataka High court ruling

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    This may be seen with Hon’ble CIC Decision dated 15-05-2014 in Appeal No. CIC/AD/A/2013/000431SA (Sh. Davinder Kumar Vs. Administrator,Hans Bhawan FCGHS Ltd). The Administrator in this case turned Respondent Authority. The hearing in the appeal was represented by two members of the CGHS.

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