Disclosure of information regarding GPF amount in the account of applicant’s deceased husband
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) seeking information in respect of the Gratuity Provident Fund (GPF) amount in the account of her late husband. The appellant filed a complaint before the Central Information Commission (CIC) stating that no response has been received from the Public Information Officer (PIO). The Commission issued a notice directing the PIO to provide the information and to appear for a hearing.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the information could not be furnished because the case was more than 36 years old and the information was not easily traceable. The respondent also stated that with the help of some retired employee it was found that there is definitely some amount pending in the account of the said deceased person. The respondent further added that the late employee had been removed from service. Therefore, there is no question of any other money (Gratuity) lying in his account since he was not entitled to it.
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The Commission directed the respondent to convey the GPF amount to the appellant and to provide a copy of the relevant rules with regard to payment of Gratuity to the appellant.
Citation: Mrs. Roshini Devi v. Delhi Transport Corporation in File No: CIC/AD/C/2013/900116
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1131
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