As reported by Varinder Bhatia in on 30 April 2008
Who bothers about RTI? Not UT Police - ExpressIndia.Com

Who bothers about RTI? Not UT Police

Chandigarh, April 30 Chandigarh Police appears to have made a mockery of the Right to Information Act as it has not even updated the list of officers on its website.

Although the police claim that the list is updated from time to time, the link (Chandigarh Police /mainrti.pdf) provided on their website has no mention of the present Senior Superintendent of Police S S Srivastava. It still shows Dinesh Bhatt as UT SSP who has already been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police and been sent to Mizoram.

Similar is the case with Haryana cadre IPS officer A S Ahlawat, who was posted in Chandigarh as SSP (Traffic) and had already been repatriated to his parent state on promotion about two months ago. Ahlawat’s name still figures in the list mentioned on the website as UT SSP (Traffic).

Worst is the Deputy Superintendents of Police’s tally where the names of even retired DSPs figure. For example, DSP S S Randhawa, who retired as the Superintendent of Police (City) about three months ago, DSPs D S Thakur, A S Jaggi, Om Prakash and M L Verma have all retired last year but their names figure on the UT Police’s list mentioned under the RTI link on its website.

Inspectors Satbir Singh and J S Cheema have been promoted to the ranks of DSPs months ago but their names still figure under their earlier designations.

On the other hand, the entire list of DSPs and Inspectors, including station house officers and incharges of special investigating units like the Crime Branch, Operations Cell etc. is in a shambles, as most of the officers’ postings and definitions are wrongly mentioned in the list.

A senior UT Police official said, “Generally, the website is updated regularly. In case there is an error on the website, it shall definitely be rectified”.

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