The appellant requested the Ministry of Finance to provide a certified copy of indicative budget ceiling separately for current and development expenditures for FY-2021-22 as communicated to the PAOs of the following ministries:
- Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training,
- Ministry of Climate change
- Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination
- Ministry of Railways
- Ministry of Housing and Works
- Ministry of National Food Security and Research
- Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
- Ministry of Law and Justice.
- Ministry of Water Resources
- Ministry of Science and Technology
The public body neither provided the requested information to the citizen nor responded to the notice of this commission.
Pakistan Information Commission has directed the Secretary, Ministry of Finance is directed to provide the information requested to the appellant with intimation to this office, at the earliest, but in any case, not later than 10 working days of the receipt of this Order.
The public body is also directed to take immediate steps to proactively share through the web site all categories of information mentioned in Section 5 of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 and submit the compliance report to the commission by November 23, 2021.