Who regulates the private courier companies in the country?
The appellant claimed that a large number of illegal courier agencies are operating in Delhi which accepts the goods of the dealers /retailers / whole sellers. At these agencies, the goods for delivery are under billed or fake bills are produced and in some cases there is no bill and there is huge loss to the exchequer. He filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Department of Posts (DoP) seeking information regarding such illegal agencies such as whether any action has been taken by the department for huge loss incurred to the State exchequer, whether any survey has been conducted by the department to eradicate such menace at the instant/behest of the courier company etc. The Public Information Officer (PIO) did not give any information to the appellant.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that there are a number of illegal courier companies operating in Delhi and he wanted to know whether they are required to be registered with the post offices. The PIO stated that the post offices are not the competent authority for registering and regulating courier companies and this would be to the appellant also.
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The Commission directed the PIO to confirm the aforesaid in writing to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Amarjeet Singh v. Department of Posts in File No.CIC/BS/A/2012/000457/2354
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1325
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