In the Central Information Commission at New Delhi File No: CIC/AD/C/2011/000209 Date of Hearing : June 10, 2011 Date of Decision : June 10, 2011 Parties: Applicant Ms.Pushpinder kaur M/s.Amba Shree Films (India) 150 Tagore Nagar Basti Sheikh Road Jalandhar 144 002 The Applicant's representative was heard through audio conferencing Respondents O/o the Director Doordarshan Kendra Jalandhar Represented by : Shri Daljit Singh, PIO & Sr. Director Information Commissioner : Mrs. Annapurna Dixit ___________________________________________________________________ In the Central Information Commission at New Delhi File No: CIC/AD/C/2011/000209 ORDER
1. The Applicant filed an RTI application dt.12.8.10 with the PIO, DDK, Jalandhar seeking the following
i) Photocopy of agreement of 41 films (Names of the film provided) which was telecast on
DDK, Jalandhar between April 2006 and June 2010.
ii) Photocopy of the censor of those 41 films
iii) Photocopy of agreements which shows that producer of the film has sold the telecasting
rights to the supplier to whom payment has being made by DDK, Jalandhar
Shri Jyotinder Singh, CAPIO replied on 14.9.10 denying the information u/s 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act.
Being aggrieved with the reply, the Applicant filed a complaint dt.Nil before CIC.
2. The Commission on review of the information sought and after hearing the submissions by both sides
directs the PIO to provide copies of censor certificates for the 41 films mentioned by the Appellant in
his RTI Application as also the copies of the agreements entered into by the suppliers and the DDK,
Jalandhar. In the event of nonavailability of certificate/agreement of any of those 41 films, the PIO
may explain the reasons for its nonavailability. As for the agreements reached between the
producers and the suppliers the same are not maintained by the Public Authority, as per submission
of the Respondent. Be that as it may, the information is denied by the Commission u/s 8(1)(d) of the
RTI Act while holding that the disclosure will harm the competitive position of a third party.
3. The information should reach the Appellant by 10.7.11 and the Appellant to submit a compliance
report to the Commission by 17.7.11. With regard to point (iii), the Commission noted that the agreement is
between two private individuals and hence falls outside the ambit of the RTI Act.
4. The complaint is disposed of with the above directions.
Authenticated true copy
1. Ms.Pushpinder Kaur
M/s.Amba Shree Films (India)
150 Tagore Nagar
Basti Sheikh Road
Jalandhar 144 002
2. The Public Information Officer
O/o the Director
3. Officer in charge, NIC