Details of cybercrime cases reported to the Directorate of Education
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Directorate of Education seeking information regarding rules and grant of vigilance permission to any TGT Teacher against whom a criminal case is pending. He also wanted some information regarding cyber-crime cases reported to the Directorate of Education. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information to the appellant and also transferred the application to another department for providing remaining information that pertained to them.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant insisted on the details of cases relating to cyber-crimes reported to the Directorate of Education since initiation of computerization. The respondent submitted that their M.I. branch might be holding information in this connection. The appellant also wanted to know whether the Directorate of Education was adequately equipped with cyber expertise to solve a cyber-crime case and whether is it correct that MIS branch acts on the requests/directions of concerned branches of the Directorate for processing on line transfer of TGTs, PGTs and Assistant Teacher.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to obtain the details of cases relating to cyber-crimes from MI Branch and provide the same to the appellant. The CIC also directed the PIO to provide copies of existing rules/ guideline for online transfer in respect of TGT, PGT and Assistant Teachers to the Appellant. Regarding rest of the information, the Commission held that the word “adequately” used in the query by the appellant is very general and vague in nature. Therefore no information can be provided.
Citation: Mr. Rajeev Chadha v. Directorate of Education Government of NCT of Delhi in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002552
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1139
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