Erroneous decision of service periods: Apr 85 to Oct 87& May 89 to April 90 was contested in the Tribunal in 1994, followed by Contempt case in 2001. Fresh petition was filed in 2005 but declared time-barred and the High Court dittoed the Judgment.
Since Aug 2006 and afterwards, followed by latest RTI application on 15.5.07, information regarding these cases was given, "FILE NOT AVAILABLE BEING TOO OLD". On 2nd appeal, it was argued that the file had been destroyed after preservation period.
The 2nd appeal has been disposed off, directing the Public Authority to show the file and if destroyed, to supply the applicant a copy of circular regarding preservation/destruction of record.
My contention is that the matter remained sub judice up to Dec 05. As such, the file was definitely alive till then, and was required to be retained for further period, as laid down in the second para of the above circular, for records likely to be used in future. The PA has also said that no record is maintained of the destroyed records, nor any permission from any official is necessary for weeding out of record.
Now, what should I do for inspection of the file or for supply of grounds for decision?
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