SIC directs action on govt officials on community certificate
As reported in New Kerala

Chennai, May 21 : The Tamil Nadu State Information Commission (SIC)
has directed the Chennai District Collector to initiate action against
Tahsildar and Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar for failing to issue a
community certificate to help him seek government assistance for those
who undergo intercaste marriage.

SIC Chairman S Ramakrishnan issued the directive following a petition
filed by Mr G Thamizhendhi, who had applied for a community
certificate to avail Rs 20,000 given by the State Government for
inter-caste couple.
In his petition, Mr Thamizhendhi submitted he had also asked for
income and resident certificate to avail the assistance. But the
Tahsildar and his deputy denied them citing various reasons, for the
past seven months.
He contended he had gone to the Taluk office with his wife for at
least 30 times over a two-month period but were treated in a callous
manner.

His petition to the Additional Secretary, Revenue Department,the
appellate authority, did not produce any result.
Coming down heavily on the Tahsildar and his deputy, the SIC directed
the Collector to seek explanation from the authorities and submit it
before the Commission by the end of this month.

The Collector should also ensure the assistance of Rs 20,000, which
the petitioner could not get, was recovered from the Tahsildar and his
deputy and paid to the couple, the SIC directed.

The SIC also directed the Collector to frame charges against the
delinquent officers under the Tamil Nadu Government Servant's Rules
and file the result of the inquiry and punishment awarded to them
before the Commission within three months.

Referring to the Tahsildar's contention that they did not have enough
time to issue the certificate as they had lot of a other work to do,
the Commissioner said ''this is a case where a poor person of the
depressed community has been treated in a cavalier manner.'' Coming
down heavily on the Tahsildar and his deputy, the SIC also held there
was breach of RTI Act in this case.
--- UNI

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