Respondent explained that they had not received the RTI application itself - CIC: having paid the fee initially, the appellant who had already suffered for the last more than two and the half years, should not be made to pay again
O R D E R
The appellant vide his RTI application sought information regarding marks obtained by candidate belonging to OBC category having roll no. 44500083 in examination conducted vide notification no. SER/RRC/02/2012, marks obtained by last selected candidate, etc Dissatisfied on not receiving any information from the CPIO, the appellant approached the FAA. However, the order of the FAA, if any, is not available on the record of the Commission
Facts emerging during the hearing:
The following were present: Appellant: Mr. Santosh Kumar Yadav (M: 09162329512) through VC; Respondent: Mr. B. N. Soren, Dy. CPO (M:9002080604); Mr. Shayam Ghosh, CPIO (M:9002080042) through VC;
The appellant reiterated the contents of his RTI application and stated that he had not been provided the information. The respondent explained that they had not received the RTI application itself. It was further submitted that on receipt of notice for hearing in the second appeal, they learnt about the details sought by the appellant. During hearing, they also raised an issue regarding payment of RTI fee which was clarified by the Commission having paid the fee initially, he should not be made to pay again. It was noted that the appellant had already suffered for the last more than two and the half years and therefore in the interest of natural justice, information should be furnished forthwith after following the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005. The respondent agreed to provide the information sought, within a period of 15 days.
Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by both the parties, the respondent is instructed to provide the information sought by the appellant as per RTI Act, 2005, to him within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of this order under intimation to the Commission. The appeal stands disposed with the above direction.
Citation: Mr. Santosh Kumar Yadav v. CPIO Headquarters Office, South Eastern Railway, Railway Recruitment Cell in Appeal No.:-CIC/VS/A/2014/003072/BJ