Applicant: His pension should have been revised upwards by Rs. 186/- but a benefit of only Rs. 81/- has been given - Respondent: Period less than six months is not counted for pension calculation - CIC: Provide the relevant pension rule to the applicant
17 November 2016
The appellant retired on superannuation on 31/03/2007, the appellant has sought information in respect of monthly pension paid to him, which is Rs 105/- less.
Grounds for the Second Appeal:
The CPIO has not provided the desired information.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing:
The following were present Appellant: Mr. Bhanudas Kalyanrao Dhongre through VC Respondent: Ms. Vaishali Ingle CPIO’s representative through TC M: 09226930247
The applicant stated that his pension should have been revised upwards by Rs.186/- w.e.f. 31/03/2007 but the respondents have given benefit of only Rs.81/- due to which there is shortfall of Rs.105/-. The CPIO’s representative stated that all information sought by the applicant in his RTI application dated 12/03/2015 was provided vide letter dated 14/04/2015. The applicant pointed out that the respondents have taken the period of his service as 20 years whereas he had actually served for 20 years 2 months 5 days. The CPIO’s representative stated period less than six months is not counted for pension calculation and she will provide the relevant rule to the applicant.
At the outset it is clarified that the CPIO, under the RTI Act, is required to furnish information /documents as available on record; however, eliciting answers to queries, redressal of grievance, reasons for non compliance of rules/contesting the actions of the respondent public authority are outside the purview of the Act. As stated by the CPIO’s representative she should provide the relevant pension rule to the applicant forthwith.
The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Citation: Mr. Bhanudas Kalyanrao Dhongre v. EPFO Regional Office in File No. CIC/BS/A/2015/001582/11752