On asking for information regarding the mutation of title of the shop in the revenue records, the district collector has never made any effort to supply the needed information to the RTI applicant.
CIC noted that it was the duty of the DC to explain the procedure by which mutation can be done and they should have forwarded the RTI application to the concerned PIO, instead of directing the applicant to file fresh application before the L&DO, Nirman Bhavan.
Through his RTI application, the RTI applicant sought information regarding Nand Flower Shop located in the premises of Birla Mandir, Mandir Marg – regarding the mutation of title of that shop in the revenue records of the respondent office. PIO replied on 2982012. Being unsatisfied with the order of PIO the appellant preferred First Appeal. FAA Vide his order dated 1892012 disposed of the appeal with the observations that he should take up with Land & Development Office at Nirman Bhavan by filing a fresh application.
CIC recorded that the authority was negligent until the date of the hearing of second appeal. Except asking the appellant for a copy of the 2nd appeal by a letter, which he is showing to the Commission, the respondent officer has never made any effort to supply the needed information to the appellant. It is the duty of the respondent authority to explain the procedure by which mutation can be done and they should have forwarded the RTI application to the concerned PIO, instead of directing the appellant to file fresh application before the L&DO, Nirman Bhavan.
The authority was directed to supply information to the applicant explaining the procedure by which mutation can be done within 2 weeks from the date of receipt of this order.
The Commission also directs the PIO to show cause why penalty cannot be imposed for restricting the furnishing of the information which the appellant has a right to receiv
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