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"Why" in RTI query



I have filed an RTI query for the transfer of PF amount.

One of the questions was:


Why is the CLAIM ID APHYD************ still under process

The response to it is:


Regarding the information sought with prefix "why", the applicant is informed that the definition of information cannot include within its fold answers to the question "why" which would same thing as asking the reason for justification of a particular thing. The Public information Authorities cannot expect to communicate to the citizen why a certain thing was done or not done in the sense of a justification because the citizen makes a requisition about information. Justifications are matter within the domain of adjudicating authorities and cannot properly be classified as information as per the judgment of Hon'ble High Court of Bombay in W.P No.419 of 2007.

Is this response correct?

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Thanks @Sunil Ahya The way the response is highlighted is very helpful along with the whole judgement in pdf attached in this post


Thanks @Prasad GLN . Both the sentences are same and convey the same meaning. May be my language was little aggressive in RTI.


These people just don't want to do any work and hence such excuses.

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