Use of RTI by a retired employee to avail the medical allowance
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Directorate of Education seeking information with regard to non- receipt of medical allowance to him and to his family members who were retired. The Public Information Officer (PIO) asked the appellant to provide the necessary documents regarding depositing of Rs. 39,000/ for DGEHS card.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent explained that medical allowance is paid by the bank which pays the family pension and is included in the family pension. The Public Authority from which the employee has retired has no role to play in this matter. The appellant submitted that despite having approached to the Public Authority twice, no opportunity of inspection has been provided to him.
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The Commission directed the PIO to check with the concerned authorities as to whether medical allowance is included in the family pension and is paid by the Bank and if the response is positive then transfer the RTI application to the concerned Bank with the direction to the Bank to provide the information to the appellant within the mandatory period. The Commission also directed the respondent to retrieve from the records regarding the medical allowance and provide it to the appellant.
Citation: Ms. Bharti Gupta v. Directorate of Education in File No: CIC/AD/A/2012/002493
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1065
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