Request to increase counters at Post Office, Bagpat - PIO: what has been sought is not information as defined u/s 2(f) - CIC: PIO should contact the appellant and try to resolve the issues raised by him as per extant guidelines
The appellant is aggrieved with the services being given at Post Office, Doghat (Bagpat) even when this post office has been considered under Superior quota. Through his RTI application he requests the department to increase counters so that the counters should not be crowded, proper drinking water and proper chairs and sitting place for visitors etc.
Grounds for the Second Appeal: The PIO has not given satisfactory information.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing: The following were present
Appellant: Absent Respondent: Mr. R S Meena CPIO through VC 9411658010 The CPIO stated that from a plain reading of the appellant’s 2nd appeal to the Commission dated 09/07/2012 it is apparent that he is complaining about the services and the infrastructure available at Doghat PO which is not information as defined under Section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the RTI Act, however, he will contact the appellant and try to resolve the issues raised by him as per extant guidelines. The appellant is not present for making his submissions / contesting the facts.
As stated by the CPIO he should get in touch with the appellant and try to resolve the issues raised by him as per extant guidelines within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Citation: Mr. Mangeram Arya Mantri Arya Samaj v. Department of Posts in File No. CIC/BS/A/2012/001077/3385