Avoid unparliamentary language in your RTI

The commission came heavily on the RTI applicant who wrote “cheated by SBI” above his name and signatures.

If such behavior continues on the part of the appellant, the Commission will have no option but to take action as per the law of the land. The appellant is advised to refrain from the use of such language in his communications in future.

The Public authority stated during the hearing that the appellant was in the habit of writing unpalatable words like “cheated by the SBI” and using unparliamentary language in his RTI applications including in the present one in which he had mentioned “cheated by SBI” above his name and signatures.

Unparliamentary language

The Commission recorded that “,, constrained to note that the appellant took recourse to using highly unparliamentary language during the hearing.” The decision can be downloaded from here- CIC-MP-A-2015-002104. If you have queries in reference to Right to Information, go to our forum!

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  • Surendera

    In the last paragraph of the order Commission recorded “The Commission is also constrained to note that the appellant took recourse to using highly unparliamentary language during the hearing. If such behavior continues on the part of the appellant, the Commission will have no option but to take action as per the law of the land. The appellant is advised to refrain from the use of such language in his communications in future”

    In this the commission recorded that “appellant took recourse to using highly unparliamentary language during the hearing” Burt commission also recorded at least five time “The matter was heard by the Commission. The appellant was not present in spite of a notice of hearing having been sent to him”.

    The two recordings are contrary and commission has also gone beyond its brief in castigating the Appellant without affording an opportunity of being herd on the “unparliamentary language” remark, as it was not the part of the pleadings. The commission has thus, committed the miscarriage the process of the Natural Justice !!

  • praveen sakhuja

    Can respected Commissioner show me the real meaning of the Cheated – that can be termed as Unparliamentarily? This is a common word used at regular intervals where any citizen feels that HE/SHE has been duped/misguided/betrayed by use of simple word CHEATED. Intentions of commissioner cannot be challenged as it os not possible to aces as to WHY and HOW he declared the word Cheated as Un-parliamentary. . As per dictionary version it means – धोखा दिया. I am sure commissioner will in future try to analyse his statement in orders/decisions.

  • P M Ravindran

    These information commissioners are all idiots/traitors. Show me any one order of theirs which is correct in procedure and decision and I shall show you an exception to the above rule!

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