Using RTI in case of a marital discord
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the South Eastern Railway Division stating that she has been hospitalized after being beaten by her husband who is an employee of the Railways. She sought some information about her husband including copy of his service record. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided the reply along with a copy of service record.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the copy of service book was provided to the appellant which the appellant denied having received. The respondent also stated that the court had ordered the Railway employee to deposit Rs 500/- per month in the account of the appellant. It was informed that the railway employee (the appellant’s husband) had met the cost incurred on the treatment of the appellant in the hospital.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to provide one more set of the information that was sent including a copy of service book to the appellant along with proof of having sent the information earlier. The Commission also noted that adequate information been provided to the appellant and the grievance of the appellant too seems to have been redressed to a large extent.
Citation: Mrs. Dhurupadi Jerai v. South Eastern Railway Divisional Railway in File No: CIC/AD/C/2012/001723
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/880
Click here to view original RTI order of Court / Information Commission