Asking for a copy of nine year old enquiry report under RTI
The appellant referred to some affidavit filed by the then Deputy Secretary in the CVC before the Guwahati High Court and filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) requesting for a copy of the enquiry report based on his complaint as indicated in the affidavit. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that it was not possible to find out any such information based only on the details given by the appellant and that he should provide some further details to enable him to trace the desired records.
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The Commission observed that the details given by the appellant were scanty and the matter was more than nine years old. The CIC held that in order to locate the case file, the CVC office would require some reference number along with the date of either the complaint which the appellant claims to have filed or any communication issued by the CVC in this regard. The CIC directed the PIO to verify the records and try to find out the original records concerning this particular affidavit and provide the same to the appellant, if available. The Commission also advised the appellant to forward to the PIO whatever additional information he may have about his own complaint to the CVC and about this particular affidavit so that the PIO is in a better position to trace the relevant records.
Citation: Mr. Dilip Sharma v. Central Vigilance Commission in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000717
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/911
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