The RTI was filed at the Apex Court by Anupam Saraph seeking the below mentioned information related to the individual prayers of each of the petitioners filed in the case of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and another vs. Union of India and Others:
“1. A copy of the prayers before the court in each of the petitions heard together
2. The decisions taken by the court on each of the prayers
3. The parties who have been directed to take action(s) based on the decision of the court.
4. The recourse available to address any prayers that remains unanswered”.
The appellant had contended that if information regarding the same was available on the website, he would not have filed the RTI application. The Commission observed that necessary information was made available to the appellant and moreover the Supreme Court website has the all other relevant information, the decision on individual prayer cannot be provided and finally regarding the query 4, the response to which requires legal opinion and is outside the scope of work of PIO.
The Commission then added:
“Perusal of records establishes the fact that the Respondent has disclosed all relevant information, available on record, in terms of Section 2(f) of the RTI Act, 2005. The Commission finds no malafide or infirmity is found in the responses of the public authority”.