Documents related to use of red-light on car by Director sought under RTI
The appellant sought copies of certain documents relating to the use of red-light on the official car by Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, (IVRI) Barreilly. He also wanted to know whether the Director is ex-officio Vice Chancellor.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the Public Information Officer (PIO) submitted that requisite information has already been supplied to the appellant as available in the official records. He submitted that the Director has stopped using red light as per the prevailing rules. Regarding the information related to whether Director is ex-officio Vice Chancellor, he submitted that the Institute is a Deemed University and so the head of the Institute can legitimately claim to be the Vice Chancellor. He added that the competent authority has not issued any notification to this effect.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that it is for the Director to see as-to whether or not the use of words Vice Chancellor in official communications is appropriate.
Citation: Mr. A.K. Gupta v. Indian Veterinary Research Institute in File No.CIC/SS/A/2010/000977
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/657
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