Details of overtime claimed by the employees working in Nehru Shatabidi Hospital was denied on the grounds of voluminous information - CIC: in the interest of transparency and accountability provide the information for the last three years
1. The appellant through his RTI application dated 5.7.2012 sought information on two queries in respect of Nehru Shatabidi Hospital, Gevra which is run by SECL –
(1) Name and designation of the employees working in the said hospital, overtime claimed by them for the camps organized by the hospital and
(2) How many camps were organized by the said hospital for health check on Sunday during the period 2007 till date and the names of the employees along with duty assigned to them etc.
The CPIO vide letter No. 1378 dated 23.7.2012 provided information on Point No. 1 that there are 116 employees working in the Nehru Shatabidi Hospital, Gevra and as per requirement they were deputed for the Sunday/PHD Duty in the health camps organized by the Hospital. On Point No. 2 the appellant was informed that regular health camps were organized on Sunday for free medical checkup in the nearby villages. Eye camps/ Polio vaccination camps were organized as per directions of the Chattisgarh State Government. Regarding particulars of overtime claimed by the employees, the CPIO informed the appellant that the information is voluminous and requested him for inspection of the relevant records.
2. Not satisfied with the reply of the CPIO, the appellant filed first appeal on 20.8.2012 before the FAA. The FAA vide his order No. 4023 dated 24.9.2012 upheld the reply of the CPIO.
3. During the hearing the respondent state that after receipt of hearing notice from the Commission, information on Point No. 1 consisting the list of employees with designation and health camps held at various places was sent to the applicant vide letter No. 3899-3901 dated 26.9.2013. As the details regarding overtime claimed by the respective employees is voluminous information and the appellant was once again requested for inspection of the records. The appellant did not respond to the CPIO in this regard.
4. Having considered the submissions of the parties, the Commission is of the view that requisite information pertaining to the health camps organized by Shatabidi Hospital, Gevra has been provided to the appellant, except the details of the overtime claimed by the respective employees, on the grounds of voluminous information. In the interest of transparency and accountability, the Commission hereby directs the CPIO to provide information in respect of overtime claimed by the employees to the appellant free of cost for the last three years. The CPIO will comply with the directions of the Commission within four weeks of receipt of this order.
Citation: Shri A.N. Srivas v. South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2013/000065