Complaint regarding non-compliance of orders of the Information Commission
The appellant had filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and during the appeal proceedings, the Central Information Commission (CIC) had directed the Public Information Officer (PIO) to supply copies of TA/ DA bills submitted by retired officers for certain number of years.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that statement of the travel expenses claimed by the above named individuals has already been supplied to the appellant. The appellant submitted that the information supplied to him did not contain information about expenses incurred by the above executives in the air travel as hotel stay etc. The appellant demanded that the copies of the TA/ DA bills should now be provided free of cost. The appellant also submitted that the PIO not been complied with the Commissioner’s order within the prescribed period. He also requested for compensation in regard to his air travel to Delhi in the matter.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that the appellant would be given inspection and copies of the TA/ DA bills of above mentioned executives. The CIC also issued show cause notice to DGM as to why penal action should not be initiated against him for non-compliance of the Commission’s order in time. Further, a notice was issued to the DGM to show cause why a compensation of Rs. 15,000/- should not be awarded to the appellant for air travel to Delhi which would have been avoided if the information was supplied to him within the prescribed period.
Citation: Mr. Ashok Singh v. HPCL in File No. CIC/LS/A/2011/004096
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1453
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