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Appeal: No. CIC/LS/A/2009/000321­DS

Appellant/Complainant: Smt. Gita Dewan Verma, N.Delhi

Public Authority: Delhi Development Authority, N. Delhi (Sh. S.L. Chaudhary, AD/CPIO & AA)

Date of Hearing: 17/02/2011

Date of Decision: 17/02/2011


  1. The applicant preferred RTI request dated 22 August 2008 before the CPIO, DDA, New Delhi seeking information pertaining to membership of DDA/its officials in ISOCARP and other private/non­ governmental organisations, along with details of its award­winning competition entry etc through five points – enclosed herewith as Annexure A.

  2. The CPIO, vide his order dated 29 August 2008 denied disclosure of information on the grounds that it was not available. The applicant preferred appeal dated 3 October 2008 before the first appellate authority who adjudicated upon the matter vide his order dated 17 October 2008 stating that the concerned CPIO had furnished information as was available with the Planning Department.

  3. Not being satisfied with the information provided, the appellant preferred second appeal before the Commission. The matter was heard today. Both parties were present as above.

  4. It is observed that CPIO had asked the appellant to deposit an amount of Rs. 4 for information sought against Paras 3 and 4 and part information under Para

  5. The Commission is not satisfied with the stand taken by the respondent and observes that it is not possible for an organisation/its officials to be members of an international NGO and receive awards from them without paying membership fee without obtaining permission from the competent authority for taking membership and for receiving an award instituted by it. Accordingly Shri BK Jain, Additional Commissioner (planning) is directed to provide information to the concerned CPIO who will forward the same to the appellant within four weeks of receipt of the order.

(Smt. Deepak Sandhu)
Information Commissioner (DS)

Authenticated true copy:

(T. K. Mohapatra)
Under Secretary & Dy. Registrar
Tel No. 011­26105027

Copy to:­

  1. Smt. Gita Dewan Verma
    1356, D­1, Vasant Kunj
    New Delhi ­110070
  2. The Central Public Information Officer
    Delhi Development Authority,
    Master Plan for Delhi­2021,
    D­6, Vasant Kunj, Near Flyover
    New Delhi­ 110070
  3. The Appellate Authority,
    DDA, O/o Addl. Commissioner (Plg.)
    II 12th Floor, Vikas Minar,
    New Delhi­ 110023
  4. Shri B.K. Jain
    Addl. Commissioner (Planning)
    Delhi Development Authority
    12th Floor, Vikas Minar,
    New Delhi­ 110023