Rules under which employee can be made to work in festival like Chat Pooja were sought - PIO: there was no specific rule - CIC: sufficient information has been furnished; recommendation for a provision for a break in continuous duty to attend the Pooja
1. Appellant through his RTI application sought for information as to under which rule/duty for more than 12 hr or 17 hrs in case of chat puja from 3 PM to 8 AM has been admissible for ClassI Govt Officer without having any break for breakfast, Dinner..etc. Claiming nonfurnishing of information within the prescribed, the complainant has approached the Commission in Complaint U/S 18 of RTI Act.
2. Respondent officer submitted that the RTI application of the Complainant was received by them after transfer from another department and on receipt of the same they had furnished the information to the complainant. Complainant whose was present before the commission stated that he wanted specific rules under which he was made to work in festive like Chat Pooja, in reply to the same the respondent officer submitted that there was no specific rule as such. Having heard the submission and perused the record, the commission is of the view that sufficient information has been furnished to the Complainant, however, the Commission recommends to the Public Authority to consider the RTI Application as request and to make a provision for a break in a continuous duty to facilitate persons like complainant to attend the Chat Pooja, once in a year. With these observations the present complaint is closed.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Dr. S N Hussain v. Directorate of Health in Case NO. CIC/SA/C/2015/000029