By Shree Vathsan
A couple of months back 3 people had died in Madurai Govt Rajaji Hospital ICU Ward due to power failure and non functioning of power back up systems. An internal enquiry had been order by the Dean.
I filed and RTI seeking for copies of bills and maintainence done on the power back up systems in the last 2 years. I had also sought a copy of the internal enquiry report.
The PIO has denied entire information citing a Writ Petition WP 11887/2019 moved in the Madurai High Court bench in this regard.
I had filed a first appeal citing a CIC decision that mere pendency of investigation cannot be used to invoke Sec 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act and there is larger public interest in this matter.
However The FAA has failed to concur with me and held that the term "investigation" should be understood liberally and broadly and even internal enquiries are exempted from disclosure until investigation is complete under Sec 8(1)(h) . FAA has quoted that in Sarvesh Kaushal Vs Food Corporation of India and others CIC has held that departmental enquiry are exempted pending disposal of enquiry.
Kindly help me draft a good Second Appeal
By Shree Vathsan
I had been taken to govt hospital to get report before being lodged in jail in a false case. Now my RTI to the govt hospital seeking copy of Accident Report/OP Ticket/Medical Examination report has been replied stating no such report available in my name on the date of occurance of the said incident. But I was lodged in prison only after submitting the report given by hospital to prison authorities. Now I would like to inspect the records available with the govt hospital on that day from 8 pm to 12 am.
Can I go for first appeal seeking clarification as incorrect information is furnished and a report has been given by the hospital ? What Are Grounds clauses to be included?
I have not asked for inspection in the original RTI. Now can I request inspection in the first appeal or should i file a new RTI for that?