Appellant sought information regarding the HRA, salary slip and penal rent - CIC: Reply of the FAA shows that other points of the RTI application were suitably replied - CIC directed the PIO is directed to provide the pay bills for the period available
The appellant in his second appeal has sought the following information in respect of points 4, 7 and 10 of the RTI application:
4. Copy of his letter of 1993 to the Director, CSIO, requesting for not to pay him HRA due to PEC accommodation.
7. Copies of salary slips from Jan.2005 to Jan.2016.
10. Copy of penal rent Office Memorandum showing revised penal rent.
Grounds for filing Second Appeal
The CPIO did not provide the desired information.
Submissions made by Appellant and Respondent during Hearing:
The appellant submitted that he is not satisfied with the reply of the CPIO. The CPIO submitted that a suitable reply was provided vide letter dated 05.05.2020.
Based on a perusal of the record, it was noted that the CPIO vide letter dated 05.05.2020 had sent 30 pages documents informing the appellant that the photocopying charges were received but the delay occurred due to COVID. The appellant was not satisfied with the reply and filed a first appeal on 26.05.2020. The FAA vide order dated 07.07.2020 disposed of the first appeal and sent the information on points no. 2,4,6,7 and 10 of the RTI application. The appellant was still aggrieved and filed a second appeal and pressed for information on points 4,7 and 10 of the RTI application. The reply of the FAA was examined and it was noted that points no. 4 and 10 of the RTI application were suitably replied to. However, point no. 7 was regarding inspection and salary slips and the Custodian clarified during the hearing that the salary slips are not available. However, pay bills are available for some period.
In view of the above observations, the CPIO is directed to provide the pay bills for the period available in respect of point no. 7 after masking the particulars of other persons figuring in the pay bills within 7 days from the date of receipt of the order.
The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Vanaja N. Sarna
Citation: Vinay Kumar v. Central Scientific Instruments Organization in File No. CIC/CSIRD/A/2020/125372, Date of Decision: 10/03/2022