Can the officers of GSI stay in a hotel during their field visits?
The appellant filed two applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) seeking information relating to the ban on officers to stay in any hotel during field visits/ fieldwork. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information to the appellant.
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The appellant abstained from the hearing in spite of the notice. The Central Information Commission (CIC) noted that the appellant has specified any timeframe for which the desired information had been sought. The Commission ruled that the copies of the orders issued advising /prohibiting officers to stay in hotels should be provided.
An applicant should be specific in his query and should present himself before the CIC to defend his case.
Citation: Mr. Brijesh Kumar v. Geological Survey of India in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/001224 & 1225
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1096
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