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favoritism in IIT faculty recrutment second appeal

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I have filed an RTI on IITPatna regarding showing favoritism in recruitment of faculty by the IIT Director. The Director of IIT Patna has appointed his own student as faculty. I suspect there is favoritism. To bring out I have filed RTI to know the following details.

 

1. Provide the complete and detailed information about qualifications/experience possessed by Dr. Dinesh Kotnees, Asst. Prof. of IIT Patna. Please provide copies of related documents.

2. Please provide details about selection and appointing procedure followed during his recruitment. The details should include the number of candidates applied and number of candidates selected for interview. The screening criteria followed for calling to interview.

3. Please provide name of the persons with designations of those who are on screening committee/panel/board during his recruitment. Provide also the name of the persons with designations involved in the process. Please provide the related file-notings/documents/correspondence for the same.

4. Kindly provide the references and recommendations furnished by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Kotnees in his application for the post.

5. Provide the name of the persons with designations of who are on interview panel/board during his recruitment.

6. Kindly provide the name of the persons with designations responsible for choosing the interview panel members for this/his recruitment. Provide related file-notings/documents/correspondence.

7. Provide the reasons for choosing the said interview panel members?

8. Are there any indicators of merit for assessing the candidates for selection. If yes, what are those indicators? Please provide the related complete and detailed information.

9. Kindly provide the factual information such as API scores, available with IIT Patna for selecting the Dr. Dinesh Kumar Kotnees. Provide related file-notings /documents/correspondence.

10. Whether Dr. Dinesh Kotnees has any academic association with current director, Prof Anil K Bhowmick, earlier in any capacity. If yes, please provide the complete and detailed information including nature of association, tenure of association for the same. If they have any publications/patents/conferences in common please provide related details.

11. Please provide the research details of Dr. Dinesh Kotnees such as under whose supervision he has submitted his doctoral and post- doctoral thesis, if any and the details of period of his research.

12. Provide me the complete and detailed information about qualifications/experience possessed by applicants called for interview during the selection of Dr. Dinesh Kotnees. Provide also the indicators of merits/API Scores obtained by other candidates during the interview for the post of Asst. Professors.

13. Whether secrecy about members of interview panel during the process of recruitment is maintained. If yes, please provide the detailed measures that are taken for the same.

14. Kindly provide the copies of recruitment notification and the applications given by each candidate called for the interview for which Dr. Dinesh Kumar Kotnees was selected.

15. What are the actions that can be taken if irregularities in appointments are noticed?

16. Please provide the authority higher than The Director, IIT Patna to whom complaints about irregularities in appointments can be registered. Provide also authority in DST and concerned Ministry to whom complaints about irregularities in appointments can be registered.

 

They FAA and CPIO didnot provide information quoting section 8.1(g),(e) (j) and 11(1).

 

I want to file second appeal. I am also well versed in RTI, but I want to be more effective. I want help from experts in this forum.

IITP-FAA reply.pdf

rti reply IITP.pdf

RTI IITP.docx

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RAVEENA_O

Your right under RTI is to seek and obtain information held by and under the control of the public authority in material form. In most of the items, you have raised queries eliciting answers from the PIO. It was necessary to pinpoint the document(s), which you desired to obtain from the PIO.

 

Now the PIO denied most of the items under Sec-8(1)(e), (g), (h) and (j).

 

You may prefer an appeal before the Competent Authority, who is the President of India with regard to denial under Section-8(1)(e). You must have strong prima facie evidence to prove larger public interest in disclosing the information. You may send a copy of the Appeal to Smriti Irani, Hon'ble Minister, Human Resources Development with a request to disclose the entire information. Please refer followng link:

 

COMPETENT AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO SECTION-8(1)(d) & (e) OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Similarly, section-8(1)(g) has no applicability to this case. Sec-8(1)(g) reads as under:

 

(g) information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;

 

Every public document has name and signature of an officer. Every judgment contain the name(s) of the judge(s). It doesn't mean that all such documents must be denied to RTI Applicants. If that is the object of Sec-8(1)(g), every public document shall fall under this exemption clause. Therefore that is not the legislative intent. The object of Sec-8(1)(g) is clearly pointed to law enforcement or security purpose. The Selection process held by IITP is nowhere near the object included in Sec-8(1)(g). Therefore the exemption claimed is malafide with the sole intention to deny information.

 

Section-8(1)(g) reads as under.

 

(h) information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;

 

The object of Sec-8(1)(h) is clearly pointed to investigation / apprehension / prosecution of offenders. The Selection process held by IITP does not fall under the exemption and object included in Sec-8(1)(h). Therefore the exemption claimed is malafide with the sole intention to deny information.

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mahesh chavda

Sir this is very important information about RTI for us please update the case time to time on RTI munch and informed us about the case in future this is really very interested

 

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Sunil Ahya

> Please be aware that a PIO's decision is not the final word in a given matter and that as a RTI Applicant you have an access to three tier hierarchical system by way of first and then second appeal under the RTI Act.

 

 

> Therefore kindly file a first appeal under section 19(1) with the concerned First Appellate Authority, by referring to the blogs on the following links:

Link:
Section 8 of the RTI Act, 2005 - Important Decisions.

 

Link:
Denial of Information under section 8(1)(j).

 

Link:
Denial of Information under section 11 - Third Party Information.

 

Link:
Details of Recruitment through RTI.

 

> Also, kindly refer to the following link:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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rangaphy9
> Please be aware that a PIO's decision is not the final word in a given matter and that as a RTI Applicant you have an access to three tier hierarchical system by way of first and then second appeal under the RTI Act.

 

 

> Therefore kindly file a first appeal under section 19(1) with the concerned First Appellate Authority, by referring to the blogs on the following links:

Link:
Section 8 of the RTI Act, 2005 - Important Decisions.

 

Link:
Denial of Information under section 8(1)(j).

 

Link:
Denial of Information under section 11 - Third Party Information.

 

Link:
Details of Recruitment through RTI.

 

> Also, kindly refer to the following link:

 

 

 

Thank you for your reply. But I am at the stage second appeal. Please tell me appropriate sentences in second appeal, to make the case effective. This should be the landmark judgment from CIC.

 

 

" almost all faculty Recruitments in universities, IITs..etc. involve favouritism and bias"

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Sunil Ahya

You can refer to the same links for preparing the grounds of your appeal, irrespective of whether you are appealing before either first or second appellate authority.

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rangaphy9

files are not downloading from these linlks. please check.

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koteswararaonerella

Mr.RANGAPHY9

As Raveenaji rightly pointed out your applications contain SEVERAL QUESTIONS FOR WHICH NO INFORMATION is available as they are in the form of INERROGATORY,OPINION EXPRESSING.To quote

Q3 and 5 are duplicate 7 and 8 INterrogatory, 13,15 and 16 amouynts to asking suggestion/opinion and NOT INFORMATION.

Anyway since you have DECIDED To file 2nd Appeal ,you can go ahead but in the meantime you search for CIC decisions useful to you before the CALL COMES.

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rangaphy9

The PIO has mentioned the judgement dated 13/12/2012 of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Civil appeal No. 9052 of 2012 (Arising out of SLP© No.20217 of 2011) filed by Bihar Public Service Commission v/s Saiyed Hussain Abbas Rizwi.

 

How to reply in second appeal regarding this judgement. Unlike service commission the recruitment procedure in IITs is by closed body and they are usually biased.

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