Reasons for denial of promotion under RTI
The appellant belonged to SC category and was an employee of the Western Coalfields. He claimed that he stood at No. 13 in the seniority list and should have been promoted in the year 2004-05. He also submitted that he had sent his caste certificate to the Area Manager (Personnel) vide letter dated 14.1.2005in spite of which he was not given promotion. The appellant filed an application under RTI seeking as to why he was denied promotion in spite of the recommendation of the DPC. The respondent submitted that the appellant was found fit for promotion by the DPC held in 2004 but the competent authority had not concurred with the recommendations of the DPC on the grounds that the appellant had failed to produce his caste certificate for verification. Later even in the DPC held in 2006-07 and 2007-08 the appellant’s name was not considered for promotion because of poor performance and the copy of the DPC minutes was provided to the appellant. The respondent further noted that the appellant was found fit for promotion the in DPC held in 2008 and was promoted on 1.1.2009, the copy of the minutes of DPC has also been provided to the appellant.
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The Commission observed that the appellant has been provided with certain documents but the reasons why the appellant was not granted promotion have not. The Commission directed the PIO to inform the appellant the reasons for not granting him promotion in spite of submission of his caste certificate.
Citation: Mr. P. Sarkar v. Western Coalfields Ltd in Case No. CIC/AT/A/2010/001042/SS
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/306
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