Can a medical card be issued to wife of a government employee who is separated?
The appellant’s husband was suspended; she filed an application under Right to Information (RTI) Act, seeking details regarding his suspension. She also wanted to know whether she can avail the health facilities although her husband and she are living separately. The Public Information Officer (PIO) gave part information.
During the hearing, the respondents pointed out that the appellant has already been informed that as long as in the records of the Public Authority she is shown as the legal wife of the employee she can continue to avail of the health facilities. The appellant requested that a medical card be issued separately to her since her husband is not allowing her to use the medical card already available with him. She also stated that he has married a second time, while she remains his wife.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that the appellant has been replied to adequately by the PIO and the request for issuance of medical card falls outside the ambit of the RTI Act.
Citation: Ms.Sunita v. New Delhi Municipal Council in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/001138
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/503
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