Action taken on representation given to the President of India
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the President’s Secretariat seeking to know the action taken on his representation given to the President of India. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that his representation had been forwarded to the CBI for further necessary action.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant had sent some documents with his representation and wanted those documents to be examined by the CFSL to determine their correctness. The CIC held that it was not the duty of a PIO to get documents examined in forensic laboratories and apprise the information seeker about the outcome. The Commission also ruled that the CFSL is a part of the CBI and was expected to examine only those documents which were referred to it by an investigating agency or a court of law. The Commission rejected the appeal advised the appellant to directly approach the laboratory and not through the President Secretariat.
Citation: Mr. Shivendra Kumar v. President’s Secretariat in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/000798
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/890
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