Police verification report in respect of the security guards
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Broadcasting Corporation of India in which he raised a number of queries regarding the deployment of security guards in various installations of the All India Radio (AIR). The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided him some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC) the appellant submitted that some of the crucial information had not been disclosed. He wanted the remaining information to be given to him. The respondent pointed out that whatever information could have been disclosed was sent to the appellant and that he was also given an opportunity to inspect the relevant records though he did not choose to do so.
View of CIC
In respect of one query, the CIC observed that the PIO should clearly state if any police verification had been conducted for the security guards deployed by the private agency. The Commission noted that as per the terms and conditions of the contract signed with the private agency, it appears that it is the responsibility of the private security agency to furnish police verification report in respect of the security guards. In case no such verification had been made either by the AIR or the private agency the PIO should clearly say so. The total number of security guards deployed by the private agency who are not ex-servicemen should also be clearly stated. The Commission also held that the PIO should clearly state if any registration was done with the labour authorities for deploying contract labour in respect of the security guards and if not, whether any relaxation had been sought and obtained. The CIC directed the PIO to provide the information to the appellant on the above issues.
Citation: Mr. Bimal Kumar Khemani v. Broadcasting Corporation of India in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/000890
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/956
Click here to view original RTI order of Court / Information Commission