Re: Personal Appeal to Hon'ble President of India to remove "Inefficient" public servant
My response in the continuing discussion:
No. 1: What I know of CIC, CIC, New Delhi is that he is a nice person. A thorough gentleman. I have nothing against him. He might have done wonderful job as Chief Secretary, J&K or any other assignments earlier. The question is how effective is he as CIC during about two years after giving discount to the teething problems the nascent organisation faced initially on various fronts including working space / placement of manpower etc?
No. 2: My appeal to step down is a sincere appeal coming from the heart. I mean what I have requested.
No. 3: It is NOT a sarcastic remark.
No. 4 : In the words of well respected SCIC, GIC, Gandhinagar, Gujarat "RTI is a great leveler". (My message dated 19th June 2007 to CIC in this regard placed below)
No. 5: And, in RTI matter, the concept of Seniority / Juniority has no place.
Chief Information Commissioner,
Central Information Commission,
Today, I have come across an excellent decision by GIC Gandhinagar on Content, Intent and the Entities which is enclosed for your kind information.
It provides superb clarity on ROLE TO BE PLAYED by the PIOs and FAAs.
The RTI Act is great leveller. It does not differentiate the status of the person seeking information. Respondent No. 1 behaved only as Town Planning Officer in treating the appellant as "Black Listed Architect" forgetting his duty under the RTI Act 2005 to treat him only as a "Person" or a "Citizen".
I would add that the PIO / FAA may be at higher level in their own organisations as Superintending Engineer / Chief Engineer and the RTI appellant may be Junior Engineer
PIO / FAA may be at lower level in their own organisations as Deputy Engineer / Executive Engineer and the RTI appellant may be Chief Engineer but
PIOs / FAAs need to forget their designations while discharging their quasi-judicial duty under the RTI Act.
CIC may kindly consider putting this decision as "landmark decision" on the CIC website.
With kind regards,
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