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

Under 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

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