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Application filed under the right to information act dismissed as it was demanding non-available information – The Securities and Exchange Board of India

Application filed under the right to information act dismissed as it was demanding non-available information – The Securities and Exchange Board of India

An application filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005 was transferred under section Section 6(3) of the RTI Act and was heard by ANAND BAIWAR APPELLATE AUTHORITY in the case of Geeta Khattar versus CPIO, SEBI, Mumbai in appeal no. 4583 of 2021

The appellant demanded the information in response to query no.12 on the ground that the information provided was incomplete, misleading, or false. Query no.12 included the  GOI online portal details. the respondent in response to it stated that the name and designation of the present Members of the SEBI Board are available on the SEBI website. The respondent also provided the link for accessing the same. But the information sought is not available with SEBI.

After considering the response the officer has no reason to disbelieve the information given by the respondent and relied on the case of Sh. Pattipati Rama Murthy vs. CPIO, SEBI and therefore it Is believed that the information sought by the appellant was not available with SEBI and therefore, the respondent cannot be obliged to provide such non–available information.

The officer finds that the respondent has guided the appellant to access the details of the members of the SEBI Board. and the query has been adequately addressed no further intervention is warranted at this stage and there is no need to interfere with the decision of the respondent. The Appeal is accordingly dismissed

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Order reviewed by Naveen Sharma

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