Compensation of US $ 2.7 trillion each demanded from the Min of Petroleum, CIC & ONGC for not giving information under RTI Act - CIC: payment of compensation owing to termination of his services by his company did not fall under the purview of the RTI Act
This matter pertains to an RTI application dated 4.8.2009 filed by the Complainant, seeking information regarding some compensation demanded by him from the Respondents. He lodged a complaint with the Commission on 7.6.2012.
2. We heard the submissions of the Complainant and the Respondents. The Complainant submitted that he was working with a company M/s Cyraton Techmation Oilex System Limited and his services were terminated by the above company under pressure from the ONGC. He wrote a letter to the President of India in February 2004, regarding compensation due to him on the above count. The letter was forwarded by the President’s Secretariat to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He has been following up the matter since then, but has got no response regarding the compensation sought by him. For this, he holds not only the Respondents but also the Commission responsible.
3. We note that in his RTI application dated 4.8.2009, the Complainant had sought information on “14 billion US $ from ONGC as compensation for me.” In his complaint to the Commission, he had sought compensation of US $ 2.7 trillion each from the Ministry of Petroleum, the Central Information Commission and the ONGC for not giving information according to Right to Information Act.
4. The Respondents submitted that contrary to the claim of the Complainant, they had nothing to do with the termination of his services by his company. They further submitted that the Complainant has been writing to them on the issue. Vide their letter dated 3.6.2012, they had informed him that payment of compensation owing to termination of his services by his company did not fall under the purview of the RTI Act. They submitted that the Complainant had also written in the matter to the International Court of Justice and had forwarded a copy to them.
5. Having considered the records and the submissions made before us, we note that the Complainant has a grievance against the Respondents on account of his claim that his services were terminated by his company under pressure from the Respondents. He also seeks compensation running into billions of dollars on this count. The Commission is not competent to go into such issues. The Complainant is at liberty to pursue the matter in an appropriate forum. As far as the complaint before us is concerned, we find no substance in it.
6. With the above observations, the complaint is closed.
7. Copies of this order be given free of cost to the parties.
Citation: Shri M V Narayana v. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. in File No. CIC/LS/C/2012/000942/SH