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Don't destroy documents till disclosure is decided: CIC

Atul Patankar

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Atul Patankar

As reported at ptinews.com on 27 Apr 2010


New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) The CIC has directed the Central Vigilance Commission not to destroy documents, whose disclosure is yet to be decided by it, even if there is a policy of disposing them of after a specified period.


Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said during a hearing that the documents sought by RTI applicants should not be destroyed till a decision is made on their disclosure.


The case is related to Maj Gen (Retd.) V K Singh who, through his RTI application in 2008, wanted to know from the CVC the status of his complaint highlighting the alleged corruption in Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).


The CVC said in its reply that his complaint was "filed" and no file notings were available.


Source: fullstory

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advocate rajesh

can in such type of cases an application be made first to cic to direct the SPIO not to destroy the documents because if an application is made to PIO under RTI it will take a long way and if the PIO does not want to disclose the document and in the mean time the period of destruction comes the PIO will destroy the same and the application will take much time if it is to be decided by the CIC. i mean to say that can an application simultenously be made to the CIC along with the SPIO and request to the cic to direct the SPIO not to destroy the documents it the final decision of the application,if the applicant is not satishfied. can such type of stay be granted by the cic.

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