Information about employees appointed through employment exchange was sought under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Puducherry Agro Products Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. (PAPSCO) seeking information regarding appointments made by PAPSCO. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point-wise information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he has not been provided reply regarding the total number of permanent employees who have been appointed through Employment Exchange or any other mode in PAPSCO and details of their regularization. In response the PIO provided a list of employees with their date of appointment but it was not mentioned in the list whether they are permanent employees or not whether they have been recruited through Employment Exchange or through any other mode. The appellant also sought to know as to what is the mode of recruitment of need based employees; who makes appointment; under what authority he makes appointment and whether any G.O. authorize such engagement/appointment. In reply the respondent PIO provided the appellant with a copy of the Minutes of Board meeting wherein it is stated that the MD is empowered to engage labour on voucher payment. The appellant insisted to know the mode of recruitment of need based employees.
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The Commission directed the PIO to provide the total number of permanent employees who have been appointed through Employment Exchange or any other mode in PAPSCO and details of their regularization. The Commission also directed the PIO to provide the mode of recruitment of the need based employees to the appellant.
Citation: Ms. K. Sauendararaj v. Puducherry Agro Products Food & Civil Supplies Corp. Ltd Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/001338
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/770
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