Welcome to RTIINDIA forum. I would like to ask a query regarding procedure of Govt. departmental enquiry . In response to one of my RTI applications regarding the supporting documents of findings of enquiry officer, I was informed by the State Public Information Officer that " no supporting documents were available in the Dept." THe enquiry officer exonerated one corrupt officer of the same department from all charges levelled against him saying that thse were baseless and malicious. But nothing was available in favour of his decision. The Secretary and the Minister accepted the report. When asked for the reason and supporting documents through RTI application , concerned SPIO informed no supporting documents were available and the reason of his findings were best known to the enquiry officer only.
Both the accused and the enquiry officer officer had retired from the sebvice and SPIO claimed that "Dept had nothing to do in connection with that so called enquiry " and that way helped the corrupt officer to retire without any punishment.
Would you please suggest me in drafting the related RTI application to be submitted soon and provide the relevant rules regarding supporting documents. Lastly I would like to add that the corrupt officer did violate the High Court's specific direction ( which was also admitted by him ) . The High Court , in turn directed the Chief of that Dept. to finalize the dispute , which he did not . It was brought to the notice of the High Court again and subsequently HC ordered to adjudicate the dispute by 9 monthe. That was also not followed. Whole heartedly the Dept is helping the corruption and in the High court it is a very time taking process.
Thanking you and expecting to know the proper departmental procedure of enquiry etc.