The case pertains to RTI applicant Kritiwas Mandal who had sought to know in June, 2016 the details of PM Modi's foreign visits, amount spent on the visits, hours spent on these trips and benefits of these visits among others.
The PMO told the applicant that the information about the prime minister's foreign visits and expenses incurred is available on its website.
The applicant approached the transparency watchdog Central Information Commission with an appeal that the information sought by him like hours spent on foreign visits was incomplete.
He also stated that he has not been informed about the fund from which the expenditure of the prime minister's foreign visits was incurred.
"The respondent (the PMO) stated that the benefit of foreign visits cannot (be) quantified and is not available in their record. Number of hours spent on visit (is) not on record," Chief Information Commissioner Radha Krishna Mathur noted in his order.
The PMO said visit expenditure is incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India, he pointed out.
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