Sanjiv Chaturvedi asserts himself as third party after hearing media reports

Third PartyMr. 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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1 Comment on “Sanjiv Chaturvedi asserts himself as third party after hearing media reports

  1. What is the harm in providing the information as sought by Shri S.C Agarwal . Since a public figure of repute amazed wealth disproportionate to his known source of income, in order to know the facts, what is the method other than RTI Act 2005? So taking the matter in its right perspective, the information sought by the RTI appellant should be allowed by not attracting the provisions of Sec.11 – third party . Similarly, against whom information have been sought, should be allowed to participate in the deliberations.If the dealings are transparent, why the official is not divulging the information.

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