Central Information Commission

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Appeal: No. CIC/LS/A/2010/001094­DS

Appellant /Complainant: Sh. Gita Dewan Verma, New Delhi

Public Authority: Delhi Development Authority, N. Delhi ,
(Ms Savita Bhandari, CPIO) , Sh. Pradeep Chaturvedi, Asst. (DIR) & Sh. N.C. Joshi (FI)

Date of Hearing: 17/02/2011

Date of Decision: 17/02/2011

Facts: ­

1. The applicant preferred RTI request dated 15 January 2010 before the CPIO, DDA, New Delhi requesting for information pertaining to decisions relating to setting up of "new biodiversity foundation" and the area size of MPD – 2021 type of park referred to as "large parks".

2. The CPIO vide order dated 10 February 2010 provided information on the first point but was silent on the second point of the RTI application.

3. The applicant preferred appeal dated 10 March 2010 before the First Appellate Authority which was adjudicated upon vide FAA order dated 12 April 2010 wide which the CPIO's order was upheld and the appellant was directed to visit the website of the Authority for further details.

4. Being aggrieved and not being satisfied, the applicant moved the Commission in second appeal. The matter was heard today. Both parties were present as above. Respondent reiterated that no such proposal for setting up a new biodiversity foundation. She also informed that pursuant to the issue being raised in the present RTI application, they had taken action to standardize the terminology pertaining to parks.


5. On hearing of the action taken by the respondent to standardize the terminology pertaining to parks, the appellant expressed satisfaction and stated that she would now not press the matter further. Accordingly the matter is closed.

(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 Delhi­110070
  2. The Central Public Information Officer DDA,
    Director (Land Scape) & Environment Planning Unit,
    11thFloor, Vikas Minar,
    New Delhi­110023
  3. The Appellate Authority
    DDA, EM’s Office, Chief Engineer (HQ) E­3, Ground Floor
    Vikas Sadan, New Delhi­110023.