Both PIO & FAA did not reply to query seeking information about the cases registered relating to rape of minor girls - CIC: provide state wise number of cases relating to ‘attempt to rape’ & suo-motu inquiries conducted by National Commission for Women18 Mar, 2014
Both PIO & FAA did not reply to application seeking information about the cases registered relating to the rape of minor girls - before CIC, the respondent stated that district wise information as asked for by the appellant was not maintained - CIC: provide the state wise number of cases relating to ‘attempt to rape’ and the data regarding suo-motu inquiries conducted by the National Commission for Women
1. The appellant, Shri Pawan Agrawal, has submitted RTI application dated 7 November 2012, before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), National Commission for Women, New Delhi; seeking information relating to the cases registered relating to the rape of minor girls for the time period between the year 2008 to October 2012 etc. through a total of 3 points.
2. The appellant preferred appeal dated 7 December 2012, to the First Appellate Authority (FAA), when he didn’t receive any reply from the CPIO concerned. No order has been passed by FAA in this case.
3. Being aggrieved and not satisfied by the above response of the public authority, the appellant preferred second appeal before the Commission.
4. The appellant, Shri Pawan Agrawal, attended the VC from Moradabad. Shri Yadunath Singh, Legal Consultant on behalf of the CPIO and the appellate authority, attended the hearing in person in the Commission. The CPIO and the FAA both had not issued any order in this respect. Even though the respondent had sent a reply dated 31-12-2012 vide which he partly replied to the points sought for by the appellant. The respondents stated that they did not maintain any district wise information as asked for by the appellant and also that the appellant should specify as to the category wise crime against women for which he wanted the information. The appellant stated that he would be satisfied with the information as to the statewise number of cases relating to ‘attempt to rape’ and with the data regarding suo-motu inquiries conducted by the National Commission for Women.
5. The respondents will send number of cases in which ‘attempt to rape’ was made, state wise
6. As proposed by the respondent, they will also send the number of cases where suo-motu enquiries were conducted by the NCW, state wise.
7. The respondent will send the above information to the appellant within one week of receipt of the order of the Commission.
8. The CPIO and the FAA will both ensure that timely replies are provided to the appellant in future.
Citation; Shri Pawan Agrawal v. National Commission for Women in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2013/000137/MP