Is the post of Intelligence Officer in DRI / DGCEI exempt from the reservation policy?
The appellant sought information regarding the reservation of certain posts in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)/ Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI). He wanted to know if any relaxation had ever been granted from the reservation policy in respect of the post of Intelligence Officer. The Public Information Officer (PIO) wrongly transferred the application to the Ministry of Home Affairs which in turn transferred it to the Department of Revenue but the appellant didn’t receive any information from the department. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) replied that the desired information was related to the Department of Revenue.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that it would not be possible to find out if any particular post had been exempted from the operation of the reservation policy.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) noted that there was only point where the DoPT could have provided some information as it was related to the post of intelligence officer. The Commission directed the PIO to search the records to find out if any exemption had been granted from the operation of the reservation policy in respect of this particular post ever and provide the available information to the appellant and if no such record is available need to inform the appellant accordingly.
Citation: Shri M N Narasimha Murthy v Department of Personnel & Training & Ministry of Home Affairs in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001500
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/540
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