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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
26th October 2018
Information available with another public authority is not a ground to deny information

Advocate Ira Gupta & Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In the matter titled as "Public information Officer versus V. Chaudhary", W.P.(C) 2025/2014, vide judgment dated 08.10.2018 the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has held that whether authentic information is available with another public authority is not a ground to deny the information sought from a public authority.

“19. In terms of the RTI Act, all information as available with the public authority is required to be provided to the citizen unless it is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act or otherwise pertains to the organizations that are excluded from the purview of the RTI Act. Thus, the question whether authentic information is available with another public authority is not a ground to deny the information as sought from a public authority. In this case, the petitioner had sought the status of the properties against which complaints had been sent to MCD. It was his suggestion (although couched as a query) that even though police authorities inform MCD regarding unauthorized construction, they do not take steps to stop the same by accepting illegal gratification.

20. The petitioner had duly informed the respondent that a total number of 5313 forms had been sent to the concerned Municipal Corporation. However, the balance information was denied on the ground that it cannot be provided under Section 11 of the Act...read more

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New Delhi, 25 October 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event, the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela continued its successful run on Day 3. A plethora of events, workshops, and competitions were part of this day. Over 3000 students from various schools and colleges enthralled everyone once again with their performances in Harmony and Eco-fest and National Youth Fest. Displaying their talents, several specially-abled children participated in Anmol, and proved that they are no less than any other. The Mini Mela featured a special workshop for adolescent girls by Maharaja Agrasen Adarsh Public School, Pitampura.

The Perfect Health Mela is being held at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Among the other highlights of the day was a workshop on ‘Good Touch and Bad Touch’ organized by the NGO Sacchi Saheli. It was held to educate young girls and women on the topic.An emergency training drill that included a live demo of a disaster scenario was also a part of the day’s events.

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