Information regarding Scientists who have been transferred from one division to another within CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata and to its outreach Centers - CIC: CGRI to download the information from their intra-web & provide to the appellant
1. The appellant sought information regarding each of the Scientists who have been transferred from one division to another within CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata and from CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata to its Outreach Centers (in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh / in Naroda, Gujarat) from 05.08.2015 to 15.03.2018 in the format given, certified copies of the Transfer Order/Office Memo for each of the Scientists of CSIR-CGCRI who have been transferred, certified copies of the Office Order/Office Memorandum pertaining to change in role of the concerned Scientist as Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator of the Government- /PSU- /Industry-sponsored projects as a result of his/her transfer etc., on total four points. The CPIO on 24.04.2018, replied that information pertaining to queries no. 1 to 3, are circulated through intra-web institute and are available to all CSIR-CGCRI Scientist and information sought on point no. 4 is not available. Not satisfied with the CPIO’s reply, the appellant filed first appeal and the FAA had upheld the CPIO’s reply. Being aggrieved, the appellant approached this Commission.
2. The Commission heard a similar appeal vide no. CIC/CGCRI/A/2018/624346 decided on 13.08.2018, wherein it directed the respondent authority to download the information from their intra-web and provide the certified copy of the information to the appellant, within 7 days from the date of receipt of this order.
The Commissioner reiterates the Order in this case as well.
Central Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Somenath Roy Appellant v. CGCRI (CSIR) in Second Appeal No.: CIC/CGCRI/A/2018/141547, Date of Decision – 14.08.2018