Information related to issuance of BPL Card
The appellant had filed an application under RTI with the Department of Food, Supplies & Consumer Affairs, regarding an application for issuance of Below Poverty Line (BPL) card to his sister. While filing the second appeal the appellant had requested the Central Information Commission (CIC) to direct the Public Authority to issue the BPL card to his sister. When the respondent submitted that the relevant file dealing with the application was not traceable, the Commission had advised the appellant to once again give a copy of her application for issuance of BPL card to the PIO and had directed the PIO to take appropriate action on the same.
Later, the appellant filed a complaint with the CIC alleging that the respondents have failed to comply with the Commission’s decision. The respondents submitted that the Additional Commissioner had rejected the appellant’s case for issuance of BPL card after examination of the verification report and other material on file. The appellant claimed that their decision to reject her case for issuance of BPL card does not contain any reason and that the respondents were willfully denying the presence of her original application since the said application contained the positive remarks.
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The Commission noted that the respondents have taken the required action following the advice of the Commission and also have communicated the same to the appellant. However, considering the appellant’s allegation that the respondents are willfully denying the presence of her original application for issuance of BPL card to her, the Commission directed the PIO to file a sworn affidavit affirming the fact that the original application of the appellant for issuance of BPL card to her was indeed not available in their records.
Citation: Ms Mithilesh v. Department of Food, Supplies & Consumer Affairs in File No. CIC/AD/C/2012/000431
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/325
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