Reasons for delay of verification of driving license for appointment as Driver in Delhi Police - the appellant’s appointment matter remained pending due to delay - CIC: expedite the matter and inform the status of his case to the appellant
1. The appellant through his RTI application dated 5.6.2012 sought information on twenty one queries in respect of his appointment to the post of Driver in Delhi Police. The appellant appeared in an examination conducted by Delhi Police in 2009 against Roll No. 809064 and has been medically examined in May-June, 2011. The appellant sought reasons for the delay of verification of his driving licence for appointment to the post of Driver in Delhi Police. The CPIO, vide letter No. 24/29/Spl. ID-693/2012/8309/ Estt/RTI/PHQ dated 10.7.2012 informed the appellant that his driving licence No. 2305/R/2008 dated 1.10.2008 has been forwarded to Rewari. The DTO Rewari informed that the said licence No. 192993/MSI dated 18.2.2005 was issued by Imphal West. Therefore his licence was sent by the Crime Branch to Imphal West. But verification report has not been received from Imphal West. Necessary action would be taken in the matter only on receipt of verification report.
2. Aggrieved with the reply of the CPIO, the appellant filed first appeal on 13.7.2012 before the FAA. The FAA vide his order No. 24/29/Spl. ID-693/ 2012/ Appeal No. 81/2012/9331/Estt/PHQ dated 3.8.2012 upheld the reply of the CPIO. However, the FAA directed the CPIO to provide information based on the report of PHQ dated 27.7.2012 and also advised the appellant that in case he still feels dissatisfied with the reply, he may inspect the relevant records/files. The CPIO vide letter No. 9331 dated 8.8.2012 has complied with the directions of the FAA.
3. Having considered the submissions of the parties, the Commission is of the view that the matter is pending since long for verification of appellant’s driving licence by Imphal West, because of which the appellant’s appointment matter has remained pending. The Commission therefore hereby directs the CPIO to write to his counterpart at Imphal to expedite the matter and inform the appellant about the status of his case. The CPIO will comply with the directions of the Commission within three weeks of receipt of this order. The matter is disposed of on the part of the Commission with above directions/observations.
Citation: Shri Sudhir Singh v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/003477