Records missing or not traceable not a valid excuse for denial of information under RTI

Records missing or not traceable not a valid excuse for denial of information under RTIUnder section 6(1) of RTI Act 2005, any Indian citizen can seek information from any Public Authority defined under Section 2(h) of RTI Act 2005, where the onus of giving information is with PIO (Public Information Officer), defined in Section 5 of RTI Act 2005. But there are numerous occasions when the unwilling PIOs have blatantly claimed to CIC (Central Information Commission) that Information is lost or not traceable or readily not traceable or currently not traceable or not held. » Read more