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nk agarwal

Whether any info/reply received from PIO or FAA under RTI Act-2005 should have their names too. The liability for any action contrary to the Act lies on the person holding the chair who took the action and not the chair alone in case that person leaves the chair subsequently to his action, for what ever reasons.

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karira

They should have the Name and the official designation.

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Prasad GLN

DOPT has provided a format through OM and public authorities must follow the procedure taking it as guideline.

Time and again it is being stated for all your queries on PIOs and role of appellants it was replied Information is thy concern and not other actions within PA.

There are CIC/DOPT directions to maintain registers stating the period of functioning of PIOs from ..to...duration to locate the erring officer. Secretarial practices mandate that every officer should sign with name in every correspondence. When there are practices, RTI Act do not stipulate the intricate procedural steps which differ from Public authority to public authority. It is Public Authority that is directly responsible to Citizen, fixing individual accountability and responsibility is their concern. As a citizen just focus on information and bring violations and see that are recorded in IC decision.

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karira

Please read CIC decision CIC/RM/A/2012/000257/LS :

 

 

3. Before parting with this matter, I would like to observe that the CPIO’s letter to the appellant is not in the College letter-head. The CPIO appears to have scribbled his signatures on the letter without mentioning his name and designation. Nor has he mentioned the name of the first Appellate Authority therein. This is grossly irregular. The CPIO is hereby directed to respond to the RTI applications, para-wise with clarity and with due diligence. Besides, he should mention his full name and designation in the letters. He should also mention the name and designation of the first Appellate Authority.

 

Sd/- (M.L. Sharma )

Information Commissioner

 

Citation: Shri Suresh Kumar v. Vivekananda College in File No.CIC/RM/A/2012/000257/LS

 

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There are many such CIC and SIC decisions.

 

There is also a DoPT OM on this issue. I am in a hurry and short of time.........please search it on the DoPT website.

 

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@G.L.N. Prasad

Your point of view is right only to a certain extent.

As citizens, we all must insist that bureaucrats (whether PIOs or otherwise) follow rules/procedures and observe proper decorum.

If you give them an inch, they will take your entire foot.

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nk agarwal

But, what you are saying is contrary to the letter & spirit of the RTI Act-2005 and also the preamble thereto. - Transparency and accountability. My query is pertinent because :-

(1) For violation of the provisions the IC must record the name of the PIO & FAA but, what is happening that after the violation and filing of 2nd Appeal, the PIOs and FAAs are changed and a different set of people or their representatives appear on their behalf on hearing.

(2) After violation of the Act and post filing of 2nd Appeal, the new PIO sends another reply to the Appellant and informs the IC that info has been provided and escapes from the consequences of denial of info/false info/ suppression of info etc. It becomes a tedious followup for the appellant to take up further for logical conclusion by filing a complaint.

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nk agarwal

Thanks Karira Sb, its very usefull info.

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