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minturaj posted a topic in Discussions on RTII came across a according to me a strange order No.CIC/SS/A/2012/001603 Dated: 10.07.2012 passed by the Hon'ble Information Commissioner namely Sushma Singh. Facts as quoted by the Hon'ble Commission "The Commission has received an appeal dated 28.2.2012 from Mr. Rameshwar Sharma against Delhi Police for deemed refusal to his RTI request dated 18.10.2011 and first appeal dated 11.12.2011." The Hon'ble Commissioner should have taken steps in terms of section 20 of the act. The said commissioner referred the appeal to the CPIO and directly asked applicant by directing him to following the all steps again. While it is crystal clear case harassment by the concern PIO for deemed refusal to RTI request. The said order is being attached herewith while link is http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_SS_A_2012_001603_M_86561.pdf CIC_SS_A_2012_001603_M_86561.pdf
njit posted a question in Ask for RTI SupportKind Attention of all RTI pros, 1. FAA has rejected my appeal by citing the reason that only information "related to" private body can be provided and information "held by" private body cannot be provided. 2. This decision is dated and has been sent well past the 45 days deadline. If this is upheld by CIC then it seems it will be another death knell to RTI act 2005. Please give your valuable views, opinions, suggestions. Thanks and Regards.
Atul Patankar posted a topic in RTI in MediaAs reported at punjabnewsline.com by Gurpreet Singh Mehak on 09 May 2011 FATEHGARH SAHIB: A 76-year-old retired account officer, resident of Sirhind town of district Fatehgarh Sahib will get compensation of Rs 3,000 from Public Information Officer(PIO), Principal Secretary, Local Bodies Department, Punjab for unnecessary harassment. Jaspal Kaur, State Information Commissioner directed the PIO to provide complete information and the compensation before next date of hearing July 4, 2011. N.K. Sayal, who is also member of RTI Activist Federation (Punjab) had detected a fraud after he obtained information about Municipal Council (MC) Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib works under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Sayal had sought information from the MC on October 1, 2007 about the works conducted by it departmentally from April 2006 to March, 2007. After getting information, he complained to Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner and other higher authorities about the irregularities. The DC got conducted the inquiry from Additional Deputy Commissioner(ADC) and on the basis of these reports he recommended departmental action against then MC Junior Engineer (JE) Harmail Singh Jandu as the inquiry established that he had embezzled Rs 2 lakh . The ADC also recommended to recover this amount from the JE. The DC submitted this report to Director Local Bodies Department for taking administrative action. Sayal said the MC had prepared an estimate on August 31, 2006 for laying earth on a road at an estimated cost of Rs 2 lakh. He said during the ADC inquiry it was found that no work was done and the JE had claimed to have executed the work departmentally and payment of Rs 1,97,880 was made in September, 2007. Sayal pointed out that though the works are claimed to have been done departmentally by the MC but payments had been made to the contractors. As per the ADC’s report, no earth work for the estimate of Rs 2 lakh had been done at the site. The ADC also found that another estimate of Rs 5 lakh was again prepared for the same work and tenders were called on February 29, 2008 by the council, following which part of the work was executed.As per Sayal after the ADC inquiry , the same inquiry was entrusted by Director, Local Bodies Department to the Deputy Director Local Government(DDLG), Ludhiana . He said the DDLG, Ludhiana has also subscribed to the report of DC, Fatehgarh Sahib after inspecting the site and going through all the connected record. He said third inquiry was conducted by Chief Vigilance Officer(CVO), Local Bodies Department. He claimed that all the three inquiry officers had confirmed the fraud through their independent reports submitted to Director, Local Bodies department. He said CVO had detected fraud of Rs 7 lakh. Sayal said initially the information was sought under RTI Act from Director Local Bodies on April 1, 2010 about the final action taken against the persons involved in the fraud. The Director in his reply told Sayal that the matter is being investigated by CVO and when Sayal approached the CVO authorities under RTI Act, and the PIO of CVO against asked him to contact Director, Local government as they submitted their report to the Director for taking necessary action. When Sayal again approached the Director under RTI Act, the Director asked him to approach principal secretary , local government department as the case file has been sent to his office for action. Then Sayal approached principal secretary under RTI act but he was not provided information so he approached State Information Commission. He said despite repeated adjournments of the case, PIO of the principal secretary failed to supply the information. During the last hearing of the case, State Information Commissioner Jaspal Kaur observed, “Local bodies department is not following the provisions of the RTI Act seriously and taking the things in a casual manner. Such an attitude on the part of local bodies department is not appreciated. Complainant(Sayal) has to attend the hearing time and again and face unnecessary harassment for which he deserves to be compensated. He is accordingly awarded a compensation of Rs 3,000 which shall be paid to him by the department.”
My in-laws had a MIS with my wife. Suddenly my father-in-law expired. My mother-in-law wanted to take out some money as the per head limit is getting crossed. The PO is not allowing this stating that there are rules. She is a lone woman and is being made to run from pillar to post. She is afraid to complain for repercussion as she is ddependant on this money. What should we do to bring the PO to task ?
Atul Patankar posted a topic in RTI in MediaAs reported at bihartimes.com on 10 Oct 2009 Patna, (BiharTimes): The Bihar government has announced to initiate action against officials found guilty of torturing petitioners seeking information under the Right to Information Act. According to the Home Secretary, Aamir Subhani, official found guilty of serving threats to the information seekers or implicating them in false cases will be suitably punished. The media, including bihartimes.com have highlighted a number of cases in which petitioners have been tortured and even implicated in rape cases. he Home Secretary said he was also writing to the district magistrates and district superintendents of police asking them to strictly follow the government directives. The state government’s action follows a large number of complains by the information seekers that they are being constantly threatened, tortured and implicated in false cases for seeking information under RTI from the officials. The convenor of Lok Suchana Adhikar Manch, an NGO, Parveen Amanullah has alleged more than two dozen information seekers had been arrested and sent to jails in false cases for daring to seek information from officials under the RTI Act. Quite a large number of officials did not even provide information to petitioners despite repeated reminders, prompting the State Information Commission to slap fine on them. In all 262 officials were punished in the last one year for not supplying information to the applicants. An official report said altogether 12,000 cases were registered with the State Information Commission in the last three years and around 1.50 lakh people sought various kinds of information from various departments. Source: Officials found guilty of torturing RTI petitioners to be punished