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RTI not for running counter inquiry: CIC


akhilesh yadav

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akhilesh yadav

The Central Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu held that RTI cannot be used to run counter or parallel inquiry against inquiring officials. Appellant Mukesh Sharma sought 8 point information about Sh. B.P Nigam viz. in which depot he has been appointed as a Dy Manager in 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2003 & 2007; how many employees have been suspended by him, wherever he has been a DM, no. of employees employed during his tenure etc. The CIC found on 14th Jan 2015, that appellant has, instead of attending the inquiry and defending his case, perpetuating the mischief of using the RTI for advancing his personal vegeance against officers or others involved in inquiry.

 

 

Read more at: RTI not for running counter inquiry: CIC - Live Law

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Prasad GLN

With due respects to most Hon.IC and his high learning and interpretation of law as Professor, common persons like me can not understand as to whether "statute" has placed any bar on seeking information as to who should seek ? what should only be solicited ? What amounts to misuse ?

 

When such highly reputed Madras HC suo motu corrected their actions and rectified the judgment stating that one need not seek reasons, still.....many decisions are strongly worded when such language is not at all necessary in a simple act like RTI which is citizen friendly and as far as information seeking is concerned, citizens are not criminals. Hon IC stepping into the shoes of PIO and defending their actions, recommending about their contributions, appreciating their stand .....what all this ...and where we are going.

We may have our emotions and feelings but while delivering a decision, is it not fair to adhere to simple language and confining to whether PIO is proper or not instead of making justification for decisions, when those decisions can not be challenged/reviewed at CIC level.

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harinder dhingra

With due respects to most Hon.IC and his high learning and interpretation of law as Professor, common persons like me can not understand as to whether "statute" has placed any bar on seeking information as to who should seek ? what should only be solicited ? What amounts to misuse ?

 

Learned Mr. G L N Prasad Sir,

 

To a common man like me with the average knowledge & common sense, the some of the Hon'ble Information Commissioners are law unto themselves. In one case one Hon'ble IC of CIC passes two contradictory orders same day of on appeals filed by same party against the same Respondent. And the funniest part is that Respondent points out this to Appellant by refusing to provide information on allowed second appeal because on similar second appeal, the Hon'ble IC has refused information citing it as personal.Another Hon'ble IC of CIC finds that filling RTI applications is a way to settle scores.

 

harinder dhingra

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akhilesh yadav

[h=1]RTI won’t help settle scores[/h]

 

An employee of Road Transport Corporation, M Sharma sought through his RTI applications in February 2014 about his superior officer, to know in which bus depot such officer was appointed as Deputy Manager or Depot Manager in 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2003 & 2007, how many employees have been suspended by him, wherever he has been DM and also number of employees recruited during his tenure. The questions do not end with this as he filed another RTI request to give information on 14 more points against that officer. This employee filed a complaint with several allegations against the same officer along with another.

 

 

Read more at: Road Transport Corporation - The Hans India

 

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