Prime Ministers National Relief … vs Aseem Takyar on 23 May, 2018

2. The respondent in the appeal (hereafter “the petitioner”) in 2011, applied to the
CPIO, Prime Minister’s Office (“CPIO”) for information pertaining to the various
transactions made PMNRF during the financial year 2009-2010 and 2010-2011
(“Information Period”). The CPIO, provided some of the information sought; the CPIO
however invoked the exemption under Section 8(l)(j) of the RTI Act, as regards
information related to amount, name and particular of each recipient, beneficiary and
donor during the information period. Aggrieved the petitioner appealed under Section
19(1) of the Act to the Appellate Authority. The Authority directed the CPIO to send a
fresh response to the petitioner, which was duly complied with; the petitioner, aggrieved,

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preferred a second appeal before the Chief Information Commissioner (“CIC”) under
Section 19(3). The CIC then passed a final order directing the CPIO to place the details
of institutional donors of the PMNRF in public domain and to disclose the information to
the petitioner. Aggrieved, the Fund preferred a writ petition (W.P.(C) No.3897/2012)
before this Court.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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