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Central Information Commission
Decision No. 293 /IC(A)/2006
Dated, the 20th Sep., 2006
Name of the Appellant : Shri V. Ramakrishnan, Dy. Commissioner of Central Excise-III, 121, Nangambakkam High Road, Chennai-600034.
Name of the Public Authority : Directorate General of Vigilance, Customs & Central Excise, 1st & 2nd Floor, Hotel Samrat,Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.
The appellant had asked for certain information relating to investigations of a case. The CPIO provided a detailed reply and furnished partial information while the remaining information was denied u/s 8(1) (d) on the ground that the disclosure of information would impede the process of investigation.
In view of the above, the CPIO has correctly applied exemption u/s 8(1)(h) of the Act.
The appeal is accordingly dismissed.
(Prof. M.M. Ansari)
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RTI exposes 481 transfer requests by mumbai police officials written by MLAs and ministers in just 19 months.By Shrawan
RTI exposes 481 transfer requests by mumbai police officials written by MLAs and ministers in just 19 months.
the Mumbai police commissioner and the Maharashtra director-general of police have received a record 481 written recommendations for transfers from MLAs and ministers in just 19 months.
From March to September this year, the DGP got 99 recommendations for transfers, of which 30 have come from the chief minister himself. Some of the recommendations have also come from Deputy CM R R Patil.
This was exposed following queries filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
ecommendations for transfers had in fact come down in 2004, after the joint commissioner of police (administration) issued a strict warning to 71 police officers and 64 constables for trying to use political clout.
Also, two departmental circulars were issued stating that any violation of the rule 413 rule of the Police Manual would be strictly dealt with.
Rule 413 states that "government servants are forbidden to approach officials of other departments or non-official people for support and redress. They are liable for disciplinary action if MLAs or non-official persons approach the government on their behalf," the rule says.