Addressing the issue of rejection on grounds of medical fitness invoking RTI
The appellant claimed that he has been declared medically unfit for the post of driver and filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) seeking the copy of the report declaring him unfit. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided the medical report. He also informed that a decision has been taken by the competent authority to get those candidates who have been declared medically unfit by the DTC Medical Board to submit their requests for reconsideration along with fitness certificates issued by any Government Hospital and that the an independent Medical Board will reexamine such cases. He further stated that efforts were being made to constitute the independent Medical Board and the appellant’s case will also be reexamined when the independent Medical Board is constituted. The appellant filed an appeal with the First Appellate Authority (FAA) enclosing a report issued by a Doctor of the Safdarjung Hospital stating that he (appellant) is medically fit and can manage gears in big vehicles. He sought to know when the independent Medical Board will be constituted.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the independent Medical Board that was constituted as per order of the Competent Authority had examined the appellant’s case and that this Board too had declared the appellant to be medically unfit in their report.
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The Commission directed the PIO to provide an attested copy of the report to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Pradeep v. Delhi Transport Corporation in File No. CIC/AD/C/2012/001594
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/903
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