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Disseminating important decisions by CIC and various State Information Commissions in respect of Government of NCT of Delhi

Penalty to Public Information Officer for not appearing for the hearing

appearing for the hearingCentral Information Commission issued a show cause notice to Public Information Officer of Consumer Affairs Department, GNCTD for not appearing for the hearing and authorizing a junior official who is not aware of the case to appear and thereby obstructing the supply of information. (If you want to file RTI Online, use our Guide here!)

Shri Randhir Kumar Bhaskar, FSO (Gen) Consumer Affairs Dept GNCTD authorised Shri Shakti Singh to appear before the Commission and to submit the documents. When the Commission queried as to where the information sought would be available, it was the submission of Shri Shakti Singh that he was instructed only to supply the documents to the Commission and is not aware of anything. Read more ›




Compensation withdrawn from PIO on tracing the file

Compensation withdrawnCentral Information Commission (CIC) withdrew its earlier order of awarding compensation to the appellant since the file was traced and information sought was given to the appellant, therefore, the matter of awarding compensation to the appellant does not arise.

CIC ordered that “they need not pay any compensation to the appellant”.

PIO, DTC, Delhi has appealed to review the order of awarding token compensation of Rs.5,000/­ against them to CIC. DTC said that the information was supplied to the appellant now, after tracing the missing file. There was no loss suffered by him, because the entire information was furnished. If you want to file RTI online, visit this article for a comprehensive guide: RTI Online) Read more ›




New PIO doesn’t know who the earlier PIO was

New PIO doesn't know who the earlier PIO wasIn the case of Mr. Prem Raj Vs. Food & Supply, Delhi, Central Information Commission had directed the PIO to explain why penalty u/s 20(1) should not be imposed for not complying with the FAA order within the mandatory time period prescribed by the said order. The PIO and FAA during that time got transferred. The new PIO is not in a position to tell who the PIO was,  reflecting pathetic conditions. (If you want to file RTI Online follow our new guide to file RTI online)

CIC directed to clarify who was the concerned PIO at the time of FAA order and send the Show Cause Notice to that PIO, who has to explain why penalty cannot be imposed on him, within 21 days from date of receipt of this order. Read more ›