Is it correct on the part of CPIOs to say that the information availbale in Public Domain need not be dislosed and that it is not the information held by the CPIO.Pl.give order of CIC if any
In the strict sense of interpretation of your question I may say that it is not correct. But in the practical sense, if the CPIO say that the information you had asked is available in Public Domain, and if it is available in public domain ie., it is proactively brought in public domain the CPIO is correct. That is, the CPIO has furnished you the information and the information as furnished by him is correct and available to you in the public domain.The CIC is not a court of records and naturally any of his previous orders on any subject does not become an authority for similar subsequent actions. There are iunnumerable orders where the CIC has accepted the defence that the information is existing public domain. They are available in CICs decision given in the web. One has to search for it.
Last edited by colnrkurup; 19-08-07 at 03:52 PM.
Information existing on public domain fall under Section 4. So if an applicant make a request for the same information, under Section 6, the CPIO is bound to provide it. This means, even if the information is available on the PA's website and the applicant wants a print out, certified or not, the CPIO has to provide the copies.
Originally Posted by colnrkurup