When PIO looses certain records CIC has directed the authorities to come up with policy and action in alternative. Filing of FIR is no solution to missing files. When What will be alternative plan ? Who will be responsible for keeping record ? What action will be initiated to fix responsibility and consequences thereof ?
In what appears to be deviation to set procedure of filing First Information Report (FIR) with Police for missing or lost record, Central Information Commission has given a new solution. If you have any question regarding Right to Information, you can post it at our forum here! You can access our all content from mobile phone by using our top Android App or iOS App for Apple.
If this action plan is put into place, it will become much easier in Government Departments to fix responsibility and also evolve strategies to make a backup of the files. In these times when each Government Department (Central Ministries) are being asked to shift to eOffice application in a mission mode project, the data loss will be minimised once all records are digitised.
Filing of FIR is no solution to missing files
In the present case of Bhan Singh Vs SDM(Mehrauli), GNCTD the Commission noted that respondent authority office has mentioned about existence of order of 1989 referred by the appellant, but respondent authority stated that no other paper relating to that was available. The Commission directs the respondent authority to spell out the policy in case the record pertaining to key orders like 1989 of Tehsildar (Mehrauli) are not maintained or missing. The complete decision can be read here!