PIO submitted that the delay happened as the son of the Dealing Assistant was suffering from epileptic attacks and due to oversight and rush of work, he placed the RTI application in wrong file & could not trace the same - CIC: penalty proceedings dropped
1. The Commission vide its order of even No. dt.30.4.14 directed Shri Rawat to show cause why penalty cannot be imposed for the delay in furnishing the information to the Appellant.
2. Shri D.S.Rawat in his reply dt.25.6.14 submitted that the delay in furnishing the reply to the RTI application was that the son of the Dealing Assistant was suffering from epileptic attacks and the official has to rush to his home now and then. Due to oversight and rush of work, the Dealing Assistant placed the RTI application in wrong file and could not trace the same. Despite repeated requests and telephonic calls, the Appellant did not cooperate and refused to provide another copy of RTI application. Shri Rawat added that the office is maintaining the records of all the SR offices of Delhi since 1968 but it was only the application of the Appellant that was misplaced.
3. The Commission on perusal of the documents on record holds that the submissions made by Shri Rawat is reasonable and accordingly drops the penalty proceedings.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Shahnawaz Khan v. Revenue Dept., GNCTD in Case No. CIC/AD/A/2013/001044SA