Copy of complaint regarding unauthorized travel on a Railway pass was sought
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Western Railway seeking copy of the complaint made against him by a person, about the unauthorised travel by his sister along with him in the train on a Railway pass to which only his wife is entitled.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that during a check that was conducted at the same time in the appellant’s residence, his wife was found to be residing in it and was not in the train with the appellant. The respondent further added that the appellant was informed by the Public Information Officer (PIO) that the complaint was only a verbal complaint.
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The Commission observed that no complaint in written form is available in the records of the Public Authority and thus nothing can be furnished to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. J.A.Kalyani v. Western Railway in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/003226
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1232
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