Action taken for violation of norms by the railway employees
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Railway seeking information regarding action taken against the staff that do not wear uniform and display their ID cards. He also wanted to know as to what action has been taken against beggars and hawkers in the railway premises. He further sought the copy of correspondence made with the BMC regarding roaming of stray dogs in railway premises. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that action has been taken in the matter based on the appellant’s complaint. The appellant contended that the same is incorrect since he had seen a number of railway staff not wearing their uniforms and not carrying their identity badges on them. The respondent stated that until and unless the appellant informs the names of the staff who have been violating the orders of the competent authority, it would not possible for them to take action on individual staff.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to provide the supporting documents based on which a reply was sent to the appellant in respect of uniforms, stray dogs and beggars. The CIC advised the appellant to furnish names of staff violating the orders issued by the competent authority regarding uniforms and identity badges to the PIO so that an appropriate action may be taken against them.
Citation: Mr. Bhagwan M. Karia v. Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager’s Office in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002511
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1138
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