Is the Pupil’s welfare fund in school covered under Government fund?
The appellant sought information related to the VKS Committee’s existence in the school and utilization of VKS fund from the Directorate of Education of Delhi. The appellant further wanted know whether the Pupil Welfare Funds existed in Delhi Govt school were to be considered as Govt funds or Non government funds. The Public Information Office (PIO) enclosed the available copy of guideline of Pupil Welfare Fund issued by School branch and stated that the information sought against the rest of the points do not pertain to the school branch. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to provide the required information.
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The appellant desired to know whether the Pupil Welfare Funds in Delhi Govt school were to be considered as Govt funds or Non government funds. The respondent stated that the order wherein it was decided that Pupil’s Welfare Fund should be collected from the parents of the children has already been shared with the appellant, however the order does not specify whether the funds were Govt funds or Non Govt funds. The Central Information Commission (CIC) noted that the PIO has provided the available information as per records and that he is under no obligation to interpret any order under the RTI Act, for the appellant. Hence the appeal was dismissed.
Citation: Mr. Kishan Lal v. Directorate of Education in File No. CIC/AD/A/2012/001307
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/430
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