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R K Garg

Sir,I am sndig you a problem ,as detailed below,Pleae guide me future course of action.I hav suffiiat time to wait and take suitable cy=tuin

 

R K Grag

 

 

Vide My application dated 15.5.2008 I had asked for following information from The CPIO Home1:

1. How the CPIO and Appellate Authority are appointed and who is the appointing and controlling authority.

2. Do they get any benefit for discharging of their duties

3. How many CPIOs and Appellate Authority are facing disciplinary action, Departmental; & vigilance enqueries, CBI or any other enquiry or criminal cases in any court. If yes, give details of such CPIOs and Appellate Authority viz-a-viz Name, Designation, DEptt. In which they are working. Type of enquiry or case and name and location of the authority or court where such cases are going on.

4. Details of CPIos and Appellate Authorities removed from their posts due to any disciplinary action

 

To which CPIO vide his reply NO.3316-SHI-CPIO-/10858 dated 28.5.2008 ,taking shelter of Section 2 of RTI and various cases decided buy CICI replied as under:

 

1. The CPIO and Appellate Authorities are designated by the Public Authority, under section 5(1) of Right to Information Act 2005

2. No

3. & 4 :No such data is maintained/Available in the office of undersigned.

 

 

It is surprising that Home DEptt.( Home 1 looking after Personal and Persnnel,Estabilishment) does not have information regarding criminal record of its employees.This applicant will definitely go in for an appeal before the AA after reading into details of reply.These days CPIOs are finding elibis not to supply any information to applicants.The comments from the relevant officwrs like Advisor/Home Secretary will helpful in making the system work

 

R K Garg

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UT: No data on pending inquiries against CPIOs

As reported by RAGHAV OHRI in Express India, Monday , June 09, 2008

 

Chandigarh, June 08 Right to information act: Applicant had asked four

questions but got replies for just two

 

The UT Administration does not maintain data regarding the inquiries

pending against its Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) who

have been appointed to provide information demanded under the Right to

Information (RTI) Act.

 

In reply to an application filed under the Act, asking for any

disciplinary/departmental/vigilance/CBI inquiries that might be

pending against their CPIOs, the UT Administration has said that no

such data is maintained or available in the office.

 

R K Garg, a local resident and a social activist, had sought the

information from the CPIO, Home I. He had filed the application on May

15. Garg had raised four questions in his application:

 

  • How are the members of the CPIO and Appellate Authority appointed
    and who is the appointing and controlling authority?
  • Do they get any benefit for discharging of their duties?
  • How many CPIOs and Appellate Authority are facing disciplinary
    action, departmental or vigilance enquiries, CBI or any other enquiry
    or criminal cases in any court? If yes, give details of such CPIOs and Appellate Authority vis-a-vie name, designation, department in which they are working. Also supply the type of inquiry or case and name and
  • location of the authority or court where such cases are going on.
  • Furnish details of CPIOs and Appellate Authorities removed from
    their posts due to any disciplinary action.

The replies were, however, given for just the first two questions. In

reply to the first question, the UT Joint Home I replied that the CPIO

and Appellate Authorities are designated by the Public Authority,

under Section 5(1) of the Right to Information Act.

 

Responding to the second query, the Home Department has said that no

benefits are given to the CPIOs for discharging their duties. Denying

information against questions number three and four, the department

has said: "No such data is maintained or available in the office."

 

"It is surprising that Home Department (Home 1, which looks after

Personal and Personnel Establishment) does not have any information

regarding the criminal record of its employees. I will definitely go

in for an appeal," said R K Garg.

 

An official spokesperson of the UT Administration said that if the

applicant demands more information, the same would be made available.

 

UT: No data on pending inquiries against CPIOs - ExpressIndia.Com

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