Enquiry set up by the CIC for providing false information
Treating an appeal as a complaint under Section 18 of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has set up an inquiry as to whether false information has been provided to the Appellant or there is a fraud in the disbursement of the pension. Mrs. Jagrati w/o Late Sh. Satish Kumar was sanctioned widow’s pension and stated that she has only received a cheque of Rs.3000/- for the period 01 January 2011 to March 2011. The Commission noticed that in the payment sheet for the period 1/1/2010 to 31/03/2010 the recipient of the money has signed in Hindi as Jagarti, whereas in the payment sheet from April 2010 to June 2010 a thumb impression has been put. The payment sheet for 01/07/2010 to 31/12/2010 has the word “Jaiveer” in English as her signature. Based on the information before the Commission, it appeared that the widow’s pension has probably been fraudulently deposited somewhere.