Information about Ad Hoc appointments under RTI
The appellant sought the authentic copy of the advertisements/ notifications issued for Ad Hoc appointment, list of applicants who applied for the same, copy of merit list of marks in the written test and the list of the Expectant /waiting candidates for the appointment after the interview. He also wanted information regarding reserve and non-reserved seats in the recruitment. The public Information Officer (PIO) asked the appellant to deposit an additional fee for photocopy charges so that the information could be furnished. The appellant claimed that the information should be provided free of cost to her because the reply from PIO came after the expiry of the stipulated time period of 30 days for providing the information as given in the RTI Act.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to furnish the information free of cost to the appellant observing that the PIO had asked for the payment of additional fees on the 39th day i.e. after the mandatory period was over. The Commission further observed that even if it is assumed that additional period of 05 days was used for the transfer of RTI application the total time available was not more than 35 days.
Citation: Ms. Sushila v. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. and Atomic Energy Education Society in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2012/000555/18267
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/364
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