Seeking information about delay in delivery of speed post using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) act seeking information regarding the speed post such as, number or percentage of speed posts that reached out station within 48 hours, what is the provision given in the rule if speed post reaches after 48 hrs. The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that arrival of speed post depends on the time of dispatch and distance of destination Post. All speed posts reach under normal conditions. The PIO also informed the applicant that the compensation to be provided shall be equal to the composite speed post charges paid.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that he wanted information regarding the normal period of delivery of speed posts to metro cities and other centres, data on how many speed posts were delivered late (beyond its normal period) and the procedure prescribed for award of compensation for late delivery. The PIO stated that they are not maintaining any data regarding late delivery of individual speed posts. The appellant then stated that at least the data on complaint(s) for late /non-delivery of speed post(s) for a period of 01/04/2012 to 30/06/2012 should be provided.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide the information as aforesaid along with the procedure prescribed for award of compensation for late /non-delivery of speed post.
Citation: Mr. Rohit Aggarwal v. Department of Posts in File No.CIC/LS/A/2011/000790/BS/0534
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/637
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