Addressing the issue of copying in a competition organized by the AIR
The external publicity division of the All India Radio (AIR) had organized some competition during the Hindi fortnight in 2011. Alleging that there was copying in that competition encouraged by some AIR employees, the appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Broadcasting Corporation of India seeking information in this regard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant had a grievance against the authorities for not taking appropriate action against some employees who had been responsible for copying during that competition. The CIC noted that the PIO has provided whatever factual information was available but no information has been given about the action taken by the authorities against some of the employees responsible for the alleged copying. The CIC directed the PIO to find out about any action that might have been proposed or taken against any employees for the alleged copying and to inform the appellant. The Commission further held that if no such action has been taken or was ever contemplated the PIO should inform the appellant accordingly.
Citation: Mr. Satbir Singh v. Broadcasting Corporation of India in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000894
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/953
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