A Central Public Sector Employee suppressed his annual income from all sources and submitted an application for a foreign scholarship for his daughter in order to collect wrongful gains from the state govenment.
This has come to my notice and filed an RTI application to the Joint Director, Social Welfare Department requested for copies of all the documents including the income certificate and affidavit submitted by the said PSU employee. After a lapse of one month the concerned Joint Director sent a letter to the PSU employee informing him about the documents we have asked for and also sought his permission whether to issue the relevant documents to the RTI applicant ? A copy of this letter is marked to me. Again after a lapse of 15days the Joint Director has informed me that the PSU employee has instructed not to issue any of the documents submitted by him for scholarship to the RTI applicant. Hence, my request has been turned down.
I would like to ask you whether the concerned authorities can inform a person where certain details pertaining to him is asked for under RTI ?
secondly can the authorities refuse the RTI request under his directive ?