Use of RTI for removal of malba
The appellant sought to know why garbage has not be disposed by the MCD from a property at Anand parvat and the action taken by the MCD on letters sent by him. The PIO provided some information including that the house is private property. Further, no action has been taken on the letters because the house is private property. On appeal, the First Appellate Authority (FAA) advised the Asstt. Commissioner to issue necessary challans as per DMC Act and the Superintending Engineer to ensure removal the Malba as per rules. The appellant filed an appeal to the CIC claiming that no action has been taken on the FAA’s order.
View of CIC
The respondent stated that the Malba has been removed and a building has been constructed at the property while the Appellant claimed that this is not true. The Commission directed to do a joint inspection of the said property (by the appellant and the respondent), take a photograph of the said area and prepare a joint inspection report signed by both the parties. A copy of the report was to be kept by each of them.
Citizens have been using the RTI Act in innovative manner for getting a work done and not merely using it for obtaining information.
Citation: Mr. Umesh Rohilla v. Municipal Corporation of Delhi in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2011/003326/17084
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/41
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