Information Commissioner Uday Mahurkar also said that it is evident that wilful obstruction in the flow of information has been caused which is a grave violation of the RTI Act.
56 per cent RTI pleas rejected due to disclosure of personal information, exemption to security agencies: CIC
More than 13.74 lakh RTI applications were received in 2019-20 across 2,131 public authorities, an all-time high figure.
Mallya left the country in March 2016 for the United Kingdom where he is legally contesting the extradition ordered by the British Government.
Justice Navin Chawla said the information sought by the RTI applicant with regard to details of ministry or department officials who accompanied the PM on a trip cannot be disclosed.
Section 8(1)(h) allows a public authority to withhold information, the disclosure of which would impede the process of an investigation or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
The statement came after a show cause notice issued by the CIC to Meity, NIC and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) for their failure to explain who created the app.
The development comes in a complaint filed by one Saurav Das, stating that the relevant authorities, had failed to furnish information about the process of creation of Aarogya Setu App.
Citing figures compiled by the Commission, Singh said that e-office was extended to the home computers of officers and intensive use of technological tools was implemented for disposal of cases.
The RBI had accordingly directed banks to file insolvency applications against 12 large accounts comprising about 25 per cent of the total NPAs.
CIC, the top appellate authority in the matters pertaining to the RTI, held that it is in public interest that people get to know as to why a convict is being released.
The Central Public Information Officer of the post office explained that, out of 757 pensioners, 640 pensioners had submitted their Aadhaar details to the Senior Postmaster.
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The Finance Ministry was closely followed by the Home Ministry which rejected 16.08 per cent of 59,828 applications addressed to it.