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Thread: “Appeal/Complaint disposed” – No Mr. Commissioner you cannot “dispose” !!

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    C J Karira
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    “Appeal/Complaint disposed” – No Mr. Commissioner you cannot “dispose” !!


    1. The Chief Information Commissioner
    Central Information Commission, New Delhi

    2. All Information Commissioners
    Central Information Commission, New Delhi

    3. The Secretary, DoPT Dated: 15 January 2016

    “Appeal/Complaint disposed” – No Mr. Commissioner you cannot “dispose” !!

    The past and present Information Commissioners in the
    Central Information Commission have been “disposing”
    second appeals/complaints by issuing directions and then
    disposing of the appeal/complaint. Disposing or closing a
    appeal/complaint till the directions are complied, has
    absolutely no meaning or sanctity.

    Every order contains some directions of the Commission
    and/or imposes a penalty and invariably the order is signed
    off with the words/phrase:

    “The appeal (or complaint) is disposed of accordingly.”

    I have personally brought this to the attention of all Information
    Commissioners (past & present) in the CIC, as well as various
    Jt. Secretary (Law) and Legal Assistants. As is usual, no one ever
    paid attention and nor did they listen to what was being explained.

    Attached is a Judgment of the Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad
    which now confirms that a matter cannot be “disposed off” till
    the directions are complied with (in this case the submission of
    an affidavit):

    ………the impugned order dated
    19 August 2016 is modified to the extent that the affidavit
    directed to be filed by the fourth respondent, National highways
    Authority shall be filed in pending appeal No.
    CIC/YA/A/2015/901985, if not already filed, upon filing of the
    affidavit, the Commissioner shall decide the appeal on merit
    expeditiously. The appeal is restored to its original file and

    I hereby request you to kindly circulate this judgment to all
    concerned so that the present and future Information Commissioners
    take care not to “dispose” off matters until they reach finality.

    Thanking You,
    C J Karira

    1. Mr Wajahat Habibullah : Please recall our long discussion
    on this subject matter while you were passing an order in
    case Nr. Complaint No CIC/WB/C/2009/900352 dated: 11.11.2008
    2. Mr Satyananda Mishra: Please recall our long argument
    while you were passing an order disposing off my second
    appeal in case seeking documents related to appointment
    of Information Commissioner
    3. Mr M. L. Sharma: Reference your order in case
    No. CIC/LS/A/2009/000312 when I had insisted that the
    case cannot be disposed off till the penalty of Rs. 1000.00
    is recovered.

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    Twitter: @cjkarira

  2. Re: “Appeal/Complaint disposed” – No Mr. Commissioner you cannot “dispose” !!

    Those members who have received decisions and if such penalties are pending, can now raise objections.

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    Surendera M. Bhanot
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    Re: “Appeal/Complaint disposed” – No Mr. Commissioner you cannot “dispose” !!

    I have also written similar letter to the CIC of Punjab State information Commission as well as Haryana State information Commission with a copy to DoPT and all other State information Commissions as per the copy of the letter attached, almost on the lines on which Karira did.
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