PIO has to give evidence to support his reasons for delay in providing information under RTI
In pursuance of Central Information Commission’s (CIC) previous order vide which show-cause notice was issued to the PIO. He appeared before the Commission and submitted that the delay in responding to the RTI application on the ground that at that time he was in-charge of operations (Anti- Terrorist Cell of Chandigarh Administration) and he was busy with law and order and security duties as there was specific threats regarding terrorist strikes in various cities including Chandigarh on the eve of Independence Day and thereafter. The appellant confirmed that he has received all the information except the duty roster of one Head Constable and three Constables and pressed for the disclosure of this information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide documentary evidence to support his submissions regarding reasons for delay in providing information to the appellant in response to the RTI application. These documents will be perused by the Commission before taking decision regarding the matter of show cause notice. The Commission also directed the PIO to provide the Roznamcha/Duty Roster in respect of the above mentioned Head Constable and Constables.
Citation: Mr. Ajay Sood v. Police Department in Adjunct to Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2011/004282
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/760
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