During the time of digitization, Delhi Food and Supply Department still cannot put the details of Fair Price Shops online. Department of Food and Supply of Delhi should disclose monthly stocks released to the Fair Price Shops (FPS) and the distribution of that stock along with the list of names of eligible ration card holders. This information should have been uploaded into the Public Domain and a hard copy of the same should have been displayed on the notice board of the Circle office and the respective ration shops.
However, in the RTI hearing at CIC, the department submitted that the stocks available at the respective ration shops are displayed at the ration shops and the record is also kept at their circle office. At present, there is no system of uploading the stocks and sale position of the respective Fair Price Shops in their Circle. Therefore in the RTI reply asking for rations issued by this shop, Copy of the master register/daily sale register/inspection register etc the authority had asked the appellant to deposit Rs.2,808/towards costs for supplying the copies of information. You can read and find about how many requests we receive at our forum regarding ration cards here. One of the oldest cards of Government of India still faces digitisation blues, during the time when you have Aadhar cards, NPR and PAN cards. If you are interested in filing RTI for ration card, visit our website which explains how to become RTI Activist and also take help from our Forum active members.
The commission rightly recorded that the appellant who is a common man, cannot be expected to Read more ›
While hearing the case and issuing compensation and show cause notice, the Central Information Commission also recommended to the Public Authority, Food & Supply Dept., GNCTD Delhi to develop a mechanism by which ration cardholders are informed about the change of shop in advance so that they are not put to undue hardship. If you are looking to understand how to file RTI Online, use this Guide of our’s to learn about it.
The Commission with the powers vested under section 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act directs the Public Authority to compensate a sum of Rs.400/ to the Appellant for the loss he suffered due to nonreceipt of information within the stipulated time period. The then PIO was also directed to show cause as to why penalty under Section 20 should not be imposed upon him for non furnishing of information within the mandatory time period. Read more ›
Public Information Officer of the food & Supply Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi sent a clerk to the Central Information Commission hearing of RTI appeal. Attending on behalf of PIO, he claimed that he does not know anything about the case and he is attending as the PIO has asked him to attend.
In the RTI application, the current address of food & Supply Department circle No.5 office and that of Fair Price Shop No.3326, Circle 55 of M/s Raja Ram, and whether the FPS can shift its shop, without the food & Supply Department authority’s permission, etc were asked. The representative of the PIO claimed that there is no record available with them regarding the Fair Price Shop referred in the RTI application. CIC issued the show cause notice as to why maximum penalty cannot be imposed for their irresponsible conduct, being nonresponsive to RTI application. If you have questions regarding RTI please go ahead at our forum here and post them, our experts shall guide in drafting a good RTI for you. Read more ›