CIC: PIO has scribbled his signatures on the letter without mentioning his name and designation - no mention of the name of the first Appellate Authority which is grossly irregular - PIO directed to respond to RTI applications with due diligence
1. The appellant is a Lab Assistant in the College. Vide RTI application dated 3.2.2012, he had sought information on 10 paras regarding the functioning of the College. During the hearing, he submits that information on paras 01 & 02 has already been supplied to him. However, categorical information has not been supplied on paras 03 to 10 of the RTI application.
2. I have heard the appellant. Suffice to say that the appellant has raised frivolous issues. The CIC is a national level Commission and cannot misdirect its energy and resources on these flimsy matters. Even so, the CPIO is hereby directed to provide information on paras 08, 09 & 10 of the RTI application in 03 weeks time.
3. Before parting with this matter, I would like to observe that the CPIO’s letter to the appellant is not in the College letter-head. The CPIO appears to have scribbled his signatures on the letter without mentioning his name and designation. Nor has he mentioned the name of the first Appellate Authority therein. This is grossly irregular. The CPIO is hereby directed to respond to the RTI applications, para-wise with clarity and with due diligence. Besides, he should mention his full name and designation in the letters. He should also mention the name and designation of the first Appellate Authority.
(M.L. Sharma )
Citation: Shri Suresh Kumar v. Vivekananda College in File No.CIC/RM/A/2012/000257/LS