On perusal of the case record, it was seen that proper reply was not provided e.g. attested copies of documents sought for were not provided - CIC: The PIO to resend the reply alongwith attested copies of documents free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act
Date of hearing : 05.06.2017
The appellant vide RTI application dated 19.11.2015 sought attested copy of documents relating to his major DAR case.
The CPIO vide letter dated 12.12.2015 enclosed 262 pages of documents. The appellant being aggrieved filed first appeal undated. The FAA vide order dated 31.12.2015 held that requisite documents were already provided by the CPIO on 12.12.2015 and the appellant’s grievance can not be redressed under the RTI Act.
The appellant filed second appeal before this Commission on 26.04.2016.
Grounds for Second Appeal
The CPIO did not provide the desired information.
Appellant : Absent
Respondent : PIO, Shri R.R. Patankar, SPO
During the hearing the respondent PIO submitted that they had provided the requisite information vide their letter dated 12.12.2015 which is just and proper and the case should be dismissed. The appellant was not present to plead his case.
On perusal of the case record, it was seen that proper reply was not provided e.g. attested copies of documents sought for were not provided. A more comprehensive reply should have been provided to the appellant.
The respondent CPIO is directed to resend the reply dated 12.12.2015 alongwith attested copies of documents complete in all respects to the appellant free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act within 07 days of the receipt of the order.
The respondent CPIO is further directed to send a report containing the copy of the revised reply and the date of despatch of the same to the RTI appellant within 07 days thereafter to the Commission for record. With the above direction, the appeal is disposed of.
Copies of the order be sent to both the parties free of cost.
Citation: Melwin C v. Central Western Railway File No : CIC/AB/A/2016/000505-AB