Report concerning a visit to affiliated schools by CBSE officials was sought using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) seeking copies of the reports submitted by the Affiliation Section of CBSE after their visits to Central Academy and Lawerence & Mayo Public School Ajmer. He also wanted the details of action taken on the report. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided a response in respect of Mayo Public School. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) informed appellant that disciplinary action is being initiated against the Joint Secretary and as the reports of the Committee were vital documents necessary for smooth conduct of enquiry copies were not provided to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that copies of the reports sought by the appellant have already been provided to him in pursuance of an earlier RTI application filed by him. The PIO further submitted that disciplinary proceedings against that Joint Secretary have since been concluded and a warning has been issued to him vide CBSE memo. The appellant submitted that the reports sought by him in his earlier RTI application have not been provided. He referred to a letter written by joint secretary to Controller of Examinations having a reference to a team from Affiliation Section having visited Central Academy Ajmer and Lawrence & Mayo Public School.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to provide copies of the enquiry reports sought by the appellant and the action taken report.
Citation: Mr. R.K. Sharma v. CBSE in File No. CIC/DS/A/2011/002407/RM
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/913
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