Results 1 to 7 of 7
CIC issues Show Cause to NE Railway for Rs 100,000/- compensation
In an interim order, CIC has not only asked the PIO to show cause regarding maximum penalty of Rs 25,000/- but has also asked the DRM of NE railway to show cause as to why the appellant shoulkd not be awarded a compensation of Rs 100,000/-.
The Applicant sought information. CIC passed an order to disclose. Order was not implemented by NE railway.
The interim order is attached to this post.
Follow me on Twitter @cjkarira
Re: CIC issues Show Cause to NE Railway for Rs 100,000/- compensationDecision:
8. India is committed to promote higher education and learning among all the citizens. By any reckoning, acquiring higher educational qualifications cannot therefore be considered punishable action. The story of the appellant is indeed disheartening.
9. The appellant has been pleading before the respondent for fair and objective award of marks for consideration of his promotion. Instead, the respondent has demoted him on the ground of acquiring higher educational qualification of B.A. degree, without official permission, as alleged by the respondents. The evidence on record show that the respondentsí action is unjustified
Also, there no clear mention of a prayer by applicant for compensation, and the amount of Rs. 1,00,000 seems to have been decided by the IC.
11-30-2009 #3Advanced Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- rajendra bakre
- Post Thanks / Like
- Blog Entries
Re: CIC issues Show Cause to NE Railway for Rs 100,000/- compensation
This IC (Prof M.M.Ansari) has earlier delivered the judgements where in the second appeals were dismissed on the ground that employees of PAs should not use RTI. He has also decided in some cases that since the matter is subjudice the applicant should seek the information from concerned court and if the court does not supply the information then only applicant should come to the CIC.
This order seems to be opposite extreme. Equally ridiculous.
If the PA goes to HC (looking to the facts and circumstances of the case it appears almost certain) it seems HC will pass heavy strictures against the CIC. In that case it is not only the CIC that will become a laughable stock but the RTI movement will also suffer.
CIC fines PIO of NE Railway Rs. 25000 and awards Compensation of Rs 100,000 to applicant
In a landmark order from CIC, the PIO of NE Railway has been fined Rs. 25,000 for his lackadaisical attitude and attempt to supress and deny information.
The CIC has also ordered a Compensation of Rs 100,000 to be paid to the applicant for suffering detriment in seeking information which is critical for securing justice.
The applicant had file numerous RTI applications with the PIO regarding marks obtained during a internal selection process. The PIO never replied to any of the RTI applications nor to the several reminders sent by the applicant. The PIO also never replied to Show Cause Notice by the CIC nor to the reminders sent by the CIC.
In the initial days, the matter was dealt with by IC Shailesh Gandhi, who had issued the Show Cause Notice as well as the notice for compensation.
Due to change in the work distribution at the CIC, this final order was passed by IC M M Ansari.
The full order is attached to this post.Follow me on Twitter @cjkarira
Re: CIC fines PIO of NE Railway Rs. 25000 and awards Compensation of Rs 100,000 to applicant
Already reported at http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/37505-...pensation.html
CIC awards Rs 1 lakh compensation to Rly job applicant
As reported at zeenews.com on January19, 2010
In the first case of its kind, the CIC has awarded compensation of Rs one lakh to an RTI applicant who was not informed about his marks in an examination conducted by the Railways.
The CIC also penalised the information officer of the North-Eastern railways Rs 25,000 in the same case.
Applicant Majid Hussain had moved the CIC after his repeated requests for information pertaining to the marks obtained by him in the selection process conducted by the North-Eastern Railway, Lucknow (2005-06), remained unanswered.
"The appellant has indeed suffered detriment in seeking information which is critical for securing justice. The respondent is, therefore, liable to pay a compensation of Rs 1,00,000 for all kinds of losses, including mental harassment, career opportunities etc suffered by the appellant," Information Commissioner, M M Ansari said.
The DRM, Lucknow, Ashok Kumar Singh is directed to deduct Rs 25,000 from the salary of the Public Information Officer, Jagdish, in five equal instalments of Rs 5,000 each, with effect from February 2010, Ansari added while delivering the order.
Ansari said that on the pretext of violation of service rules, Hussain a graduate, was demoted as he was using his Rights to know as to why he was discriminated against and deprived of promotion.
The CIC had earlier issued a show-cause notice to the North-Eastern railways in the case to explain their position.
Source: CIC awards Rs 1 lakh compensation to Rly job applicant