Case No. CIC/AT/A/2010/001127/SS. Case: Dr. Guru Dayal Kumar Sinha Vs Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways, D/o Road Transport and Highways. Competition Commision of India

Case NumberCase No. CIC/AT/A/2010/001127/SS
JudgesSushma Singh, I.C.
IssueRight to Information Act
Judgement DateJuly 21, 2011
CourtCompetition Commision of India

Court Information Competition Commision of India
Judgment Date 21-Jul-2011
Party Details Dr. Guru Dayal Kumar Sinha Vs Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways, D/o Road Transport and Highways
Case No Case No. CIC/AT/A/2010/001127/SS
Judges Sushma Singh, I.C.
Acts Right to Information Act


Sushma Singh, I.C.

1. Dr. Guru Dayal Kumar Sinha, had filed an RTI application dated 27.04.2009 requesting for copies of the following:

1. Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 with amendment Act, 2000.

2. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.

3. The Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993, with Rules 1993.

2. Sh. Anand Prakash, Director (RT)/CPIO vide his decision dated 13.05.2009 informed the Appellant that the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 are not published by the M/o Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways.

3. These books are published by various private publishers and they may be procured from the market. As for the Multi Model Transportation of goods Act, 1993, with Rules 1993 the Appellant was informed that this Act was being administered by D/o Shipping.

4. Not Satisfied with the reply the Appellant filed an appeal before the First Appellate Authority who vide his decision dated 9.07.2009 while upholding the reply of the CPIO informed the Appellant that the Ministry had uploaded these Act/Rules on their website and were the whole text to be downloaded and supplied at Rs. 2 per page, the total cost would be beyond the cost of the books available in the market.The Appellant was, therefore, advised to refer the website of Ministry for reference and download the relevant pages as per his requirement.

5. During the hearing the Respondent submit that the information requested for by the Appellant is on their website which can be referred to by the Appellant. Since the requested information is available in the...

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