Can a handicapped person be appointed as technician at Prasar Bharati?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Prasar Bharati seeking information about a particular technician who was handicapped. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant insisted to know if a handicapped person could be appointed as a technician. He also wanted to know about the leave details of this particular technician during a certain period.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that such information can be disclosed since these are not covered under any of the exemption provisions of the RTI Act. The Commission directed the PIO to provide the copy of the recruitment rules for appointment of the technician as well as the period and type of leave sanctioned to this particular employee.
Citation: Mr. Manish v. Prasar Bharati and Broadcasting Corporation of India in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/001191
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1142
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