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BEWARE BEWARE : RTI applicants in Tamil Nadu beware

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The Registrar of TNSIC has issued a letter to The Senior Superintendent of Post Offices which states (interalia):


"not to accept State Government RTI applications from applicant across the counter of Post Offices"


The picture of the circular issued by the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices to all Post Offices in Tamil Nadu is attached.


Presumably, the Registrar of TNSIC meant that Post Offices should not accept RTI applications for public authorities under the TN Government - since it is not allowed and post offices are not designated SAPIOs.


The whole episode has been tunred on its head........and now each post office dispalys this letter on the counter window !


RESULT: No post office is accepting even Registered Post / Speed Post letters even if they are addressed to "SPIO under RTI Act 2005" of any public authority - simply because the person at the counter has chosen to interpret this letter in a particular way.


My queries:


1. Does the Registrar of TNSIC has any such powers to issue such a letter to Postal Department ?

2. Why is the Postal Deaprtment (under Central Govt.) accepting some instructions from the TN State Information Commission ?


Just shows how plain stupid can some people can be !





Edited by karira

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Deepak Dang

Better anyone in TN file grievance with CPIO of Postal Deptt. Our petition should be to ensure penalty on both officers. Disciplinary action may be initiated if pressed by Media & RTI Activist.

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Prasad GLN

Comedy of errors.

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