Sanjiv Chaturvedi asserts himself as third party after hearing media reports
Mr. S.C. Agarwal in his RTI application sought copies of communication made between the PMO and DoPT about IFS officer Mr. Sanjiv Chaturvedi. Commission by its Order had directed MoEFCC to provide pointwise information. Further, S.C. Agarawal in his RTI appeal stated that his RTI is concerned with larger public interest in constitutional governance and zero tolerance of corruption, and thus more information was allowed by CIC. Central Information Commission had directed the PMO to apply the doctrine of severability, while disclosing information of interdepartmental notes to the appellant, i.e., avoiding information which cannot be disclosed and provide the information about Mr. Sanjiv Chaturvedi.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the IFS officer, whose name appeared in the RTI application filed an application stating that he came to know from media report that an order has been passed by CIC with respect to CBI investigation into Haryana Forestry Scam, in an appeal filed by Mr. Subhash Chandra Agarwal against M/o Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Mr. Sanjiv claimed that the matter was very vital for his career and thus he should be permitted to intervene in the matter. Mr. Sanjiv Chaturvedi submitted that the opinion furnished by the DoPT to the appellant would have a serious implication on his career.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi asserts himself as third party
The Commission has now in turn given notice to PMO, DoPT and Mr. S.C. Agarwal to explain why Mr. Chaturvedi should not be permitted to participate in this case as third party to defend his interest. The decision is available here to view and download: CIC_SA_A_2015_000525_T_177558
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