Use of RTI for getting the CGHS card
The Appellant had applied for a plastic CGHS Card and since the card was not issued to him, he filed an RTI application seeking information regarding the issue of the Card. The respondent explained that since the vendor to whom the job for making the plastic cards was given did not perform properly, his contract was cancelled. Subsequently the plastic card issued in the name of the Appellant came to the Kalibari Dispensary where the appellant was originally attached. In the mean time the appellant has changed his residence and hence the card was not delivered to the Appellant. Now the plastic card of the appellant has been located in Kalibari Dispensary and the respondent has brought it with him and given to the Appellant before the Commission.
View of the CIC
The Commission expressed hope that the Director, CGHS will look into such matters to ensure that it does not take such a long time for government employees to get their plastic cards and for information to be made available in a meaningful manner.
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/23
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