Appellant insisted for a copy of rules under which his medical claim for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery was settled - PIO: procedure is not listed in CGHS rate list - CIC: RTI Act is not the proper law for redressal of grievances, appeal rejected
Information regarding approval of Medical Bill of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery - information as available on record was provided - appellant insisted for a copy of the rule(s) under which his medical claim has been settled - PIO: procedure is not listed in CGHS rate list - CIC: RTI Act is not the proper law for redressal of grievances, appeal rejected
The appellant through his RTI application having 06 queries had sought information related to a Medical Bill of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery and approval of the same vide file no. ACIII/MR/YPC, he wants to know whether his matter for reimbursement was referred to or not, date, rates available for such surgery in the CGHS rate list, details issued by Global Hospital Hyderabad and other queries related to his medical bill.
Grounds for the Second Appeal: Complete desired information has not been given.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing: The CPIO stated that the information requested by the appellant, as available on record, has been provided to him, however, he is insisting on providing the reasons for not taking certain action but the same is not covered by the definition of ‘information’ as per Section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the RTI Act. He further stated that in order to remove any doubt from the mind of the appellant he is free to inspect the relevant records and take whatever information/documents he needs but the appellant cannot seek the intervention of the Commission for resolving his grievance. The appellant stated that he wants a copy of the rule(s) under which his medical claim has been settled. The CPIO clarified that the procedure of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery is not listed in the CGHS rate list and the appellant’s claim was referred to the DGHS and a copy of the clarification received from the DGHS has been supplied to him and the admissible amount has also been reimbursed.
The RTI Act is not the proper law for redressal of grievances/disputes and there are other appropriate forum(s) for resolving such matters. The information, as available on record, has been provided. The matter is closed.
Citation: Mr. Yarram Purna Chandra Sekhar Rao v. Department of Posts in File No. CIC/BS/A/2012/001838/3959