Exchange Board of India comprising of Mr. Amarjeet Singh adjudicated in the matter of Prerit Misra v CPIO, SEBI, Mumbai (Appeal No. 4362 of 2021) dealt with an issue in connection with Section 2 (f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The appellant, Mr Prerit Misra had filed an application via RTI MIS Portal on the 12th of June, 2021 under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The respondent responded to the application by a letter on the 1st of June, 2021, filed by the appellate. After receiving a letter from the respondent on 1st of June, 2021, on his application, the appellate decided to file an appeal on the 5th of July, 2021.
The appellant, vide his application dated 12th of June, 2021, inter alia, sought the document/email by which the order was given to the IT department to block SCORES account.
The respondent, in response to the application, informed that the decision to block the SCORES credentials is an administrative decision taken internally by multiple departments based on the internal process/policies in place based on the multiple/repeated complaints filed by the appellant. Further, the respondent informed that the information with regard to chronic complaint is available in SCORES FAQs (Qn no. 38 & 39). The link for accessing the same was also provided to the appellant.
The appellant has filed the appeal on the ground that access to the requested information was refused.
It was noted that the appellant sought copy of the document/email by which the order was given to the IT department to block his SCORES account. On consideration, it was found that the respondent has neither provided the document/email nor explained the reason why the same is not provided. Therefore, the respondent shall reconsider the query and provide an appropriate response under the RTI Act.
In view of the above-made observations, the application was remitted and to provide appropriate response within 15 working days from the date of receipt of this order. The Appeal is accordingly disposed of.