Information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, with regard to appellant’s promotion - CIC: PIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3); PIO directed to be careful in future
The Appellant sought information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar (J&K) with regard to his promotion in grade of Sr. General Assistant w.e.f. 1982 in the context of para 3 of letter no. 31/11/2012/S-II(A)/Pt/1294 dated 14-18.09.2012.
Grounds for the Second Appeal:
The CPIO has not provided the desired information.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing:
The following were present:-
Appellant: Not present.
Respondent: Abhay Kumar Gupta, Sr. Adm. Officer & Rep. of CPIO, O/o Prasar Bharti, Indian Public Service Broadcaster, Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar (J&K) present through VC.
Rep. of CPIO submitted that RTI Application was endorsed to Head of Office, Radio Kashmir, Srinagar on 09.01.2017 for appropriate action at their end; and that copy of the said intimation was sent to the Appellant in response. Rep. of CPIO further submitted that he is not aware if Head of Office, Radio Kashmir, Srinagar has sent any reply to the Appellant.
Commission observes from the perusal of facts on record that CPIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3) of the RTI Act. CPIO is directed to be careful in future while dealing with matters under RTI Act. CPIO is hereby directed to procure relevant and available information from the Head of Office, Radio Kashmir, Srinagar and provide the same directly to the Appellant within 30 days of receipt of this order. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
(Divya Prakash Sinha)
Citation: Krishanji Razdan v. Prasar Bharti, Indian Public Service Broadcaster in File No. : CIC/DGDOR/A/2017/110537/SD, Date of Decision:15/01/2018