Disclosure of comments received from CRPF authorities regarding service matter of an employee
The appellant filed some applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) seeking some information. Dissatisfied with the reply of the Public Information Officer (PIO) he filed second appeals with the Central Information Commission seeking copies of the comments offered by the CRPF authorities etc.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant had filed a large number of appeals before the Commission. These appeals have been decided from time to time. He had filed a large number of RTI applications in connection with the above mentioned appeals, seeking copies of the comments offered by the CRPF authorities etc. This information was not supplied to him but he was offered inspection of the relevant documents/ files being maintained by the Commission. However, copies of the comments of CRPF authorities have not been supplied to him after the inspection, as CRPF is an exempted organization under section 24(1) Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the intelligence and security organisations specified in the Second Schedule, being organisations established by the Central Government or any information furnished by such organisations to that Government: Provided that the information pertaining to the allegations of corruption and human rights violations shall not be excluded under this sub-section: of the RTI Act.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant had raised certain service related matters in those appeals. The CIC held that there is absolutely no harm if copies of the comments received from the CRPF authorities about the service matters are provided to the appellant, regardless of the CRPF being an exempted organization.
Citation: Mr. Havildar Megh Singh v. Central Reserve Police Force in File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001818, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001643, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001716, File No: CIC/LS/A/2013/001733, File No: CIC/LS/A/2013/001731, File No: CIC/LS/A/2013/001760, File No. CIC/LS/A/2013/001761, File No: CIC/LS/A//2013/001768, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001770, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001817, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001854, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001855, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001861, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/001866, File No. CIC/LS/A/2012/001914, File No: CIC/LS/A//2012/001919, File No: CIC/LS/A/2012/002018
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1374
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