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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 more

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