Information regarding reversal of stepping up of the salary of Programme Executives was sought
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Prasar Bharati seeking information regarding the stepping up of the salary of Programme Executives and consequent reverse of that decision. The Public Information Officer (PIO) offered the copies of the relevant documents against payment of photocopying charges.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted stated that she was yet to get the copies of the order by which the stepping up of the salaries of several other Programme Executives had been reversed. The appellant also requested for the copy of the order by which the competent authority had decided to recover from the salary of one employee the excess amount paid to him due to wrong stepping up of the salary. The respondent submitted that no order had been passed in respect of this particular individual employee. A copy of that order was handed over to the appellant during the hearing.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that the photocopies of the entire file noting from the file dealing with the issue of reversing the stepping up of the salaries of a number of programme executives had been provided to the appellant. The CIC directed the PIO to provide the copies of order passed by the authorities in respect of the remaining Programme Executives from whom recoveries have been made after reversing the stepping up allowed to them. The CIC also held that if no such orders have been issued the PIO should inform the appellant suitably.
Citation: Mrs. Shaheena Khan v. Prasar Bharati, Broadcasting Corporation of India, Directorate General All India Radio in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/001167
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1080
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