Seeking occupation and ancestry of Ahir and Gual Castes under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the provisions of the Right to information (RTI) Act with the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) seeking information relating to Ahir and Gual Castes such as their occupation and ancestry. The Public Information officer (PIO) of DoPT transferred the RTI application to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment who in turn informed the appellant that the information sought by him was not related to Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that this information is not available with them since the Central list of OBC is notified by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment on the basis of recommendations made by National Commission for Backward Classes. He further stated that for the information relating to Scheduled Castes, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the Registrar General of India are concerned.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to transfer the RTI application to the National Commission for Backward Classes, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Registrar General of India, respectively under the provisions of Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, for providing requisite reply to the appellant directly in respect of Ahir and Gual Castes respectively.
Citation: Mr. Chandrajit Yadav v. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000711
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/578
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