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PIO's and FAA' Public Duty Performance


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nk agarwal

(1)The PIO's and FAAs are public servants under their respective public authorities and they carry out out the functions of PIO and FAA as part of their assigned duties in addition to their prescribed functions as per their functional designation of the cadre.

(2)As the PIO and/or FAA carry out these duties as part of their assigned responsibilities,  whether such performance becomes part of their Annual Performance Record?

(3)In case of poor performance of PIO/FAA ( abuse & violation of RTI-Act-2005, failure to provide info within prescribed time lines, provides info only after orders from CIC.SICs etc.); can a citizen aske for departmental actions on such PIOs and FAAs by writing separately to the public authority?

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garg0505

Since senior officials of public authorities and officials are inclined to beat the provisions of RTI Act as their sins coming out on surface by way of disclosure of information. Further the role of Central Information commission and it's functories doing the role of catalyst by diluting the provisions of section 18 of the Act. 98% decisions pronounced pertaining to diluting the Act and in advisory to PIOs. 

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Prasad GLN

It is not possible to sit on a carpet and count the strands.  Like in a court, every one tries his luck to get information.  Most of the information may help in personal problems and information on those of public interest matters denial is not real concern of the citizen.  Those who are powerful, influential may use this as weapon on opponents, nothing else.  The commission should think of the noble objective and the benefits to government with that information, rather than enjoying the benefits for their earlier favours to Government.

You can count very few commissioners that have sincerely played their role and some misunderstand the favour to authorities as kindness. 

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nk agarwal

The citizen would not use the RTI Act-255 route to write to the Public Authority for taking actions against the PIO/FAA. He would write a normal letter accusing for deriliction of public duty

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Prasad GLN

The mere mention of RTI Act or questioning on such quality triggers irritation among authorities.  In India, we believe God , destiny etc., and those who are fortunate can find PIOs with good attitude.

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nk agarwal

Absolutely fine, but unless "we the people" start shouldering /contributing our bit in "Good Governance" things cannot change for Good. The Preamble in the RTI Act-2005 is a valid statement - (1) access information to promote transparency and accountability in working of public authority, (2) Democracy require informed citizenry, (3) transparency & accountabiliy to contain corruption, (4) hold Governments and the instrumentalities accountable.  

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