Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PIO asks for application on prescribed form, reprimanded

A PIO of the office of Director, Food and Civil Supplies Department, Punjab, got an earful from a Punjab State Information Commissioner for denying information to a retired employee of the department on the ground that his RTI application was not filed on a prescribed form. The case concerns retirement benefits of complainant Brij Lal Sharma of Barnala that have not been released by the Food and Civil Supplies Department as a case involving loss of wheat worth Rs 60,817 in 2002-03 was stated to be pending against him. The complainant had filed an application under the RTI Act, asking for an attested copy of any notice, if it was issued, for this alleged shortage, and a copy of evidence showing that it was delivered to him.

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