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CIC to President's office: How are swearing-in guests picked?

President’s office refused to disclose the info to R K Jain, saying it would involve the sharing of personal info.

Published: 06th June 2016 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2016 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the President’s office to provide details of process that was followed while inviting guests to the swearing-in of former CIC Vijai Sharma and CVC K V Chowdary in June 2015.

The President’s office had refused to disclose the information to activist R K Jain, saying it would involve the sharing of personal information which had no bearing on any public interest and couldn’t be given under the RTI Act. Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur, however, said the officer had no justification for denying information invoking Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. In a separate development, Information Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal directed IDBI Bank to disclose details of loan default by Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams.

IDBI Bank had denied the information citing commercial confidence with the company. The order came on the plea of Harinder Dhingra, who claimed the bank had published a notice on the default in the payment of `39.62 crore by the company on the mortgage of land and a building at the HUDA Auditorium Complex, Sector­ 29, Gurgaon. According to Dhingra, the land pledged by the company was taken on a lease from HUDA for 15 years at `36 lakh per month, but rent had not been paid for a long time.



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