Does Kendriya Bhandar have provisions of reservation for SC/ST/ OBC?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Kendriya Bhandar seeking to know whether Kendriya Bhandar came under the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and if the provisions of reservation for SC and ST and OBC were applicable to that organization. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that it was a Multistate Cooperative Society and that the reservations did not apply to them.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that it was an organization under the government and therefore the reservation was applicable to them. The respondent submitted that it was neither under any department nor the reservation was applicable to it.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that if the appellant is of the view that the reservation for SC/ST/OBC should be applicable to this particular organisation and that this organisation had not been following the reservations in employment, he may take up this matter with the appropriate authorities in the government. The CIC rejected the appeal stating that the desired information has been provided and that no other remedy is available under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Citation: Mr. Harender Singh v. Kendriya Bhandar in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000706
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/892
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