Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur
O R D E R
1. The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), East District, Delhi Police, seeking information regarding the action taken on his complaint dated 08.06.2016, addressed to the Additional DCP, East Delhi, Delhi Police.
2. The appellant filed a second appeal before the Commission on the grounds that he was not satisfied with the reply provided by the CPIO. The appellant requested the Commission to direct the CPIO to provide the information sought by him and to take action against the erring Police personnel.
3. The appellant Shri Narender Kumar and the respondent Shri Omender Singh, Sub-Inspector, East District, Delhi Police were present in person.
4. The appellant submitted that complete and correct information in response to his RTI application has not been provided to him by the respondent. The appellant further submitted that he had sought the action taken report on his complaint against certain Police officials in PS Kalyan Puri. However, the information provided to him pertains to his dispute with one Shri Manto.
5. The respondent submitted that the appellant was informed vide letter dated 05.08.2016 that he may obtain the requisite information/ documents after depositing the requisite fee. The respondent admitted that inadvertently instead of the action taken report on appellant’s complaint against certain Police officials in PS Kalyan Puri, information/documents, in a related matter, was provided to the appellant on 13.08.2016. The respondent tendered his unconditional apology for this lapse and requested the Commission to condone the same.
6. The Commission, after hearing the submissions of both the parties and perusing the records, observes that complete and correct information has not been provided to the appellant. The Commission takes a serious note of this lapse and counsels the CPIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur. The Commission also directs the respondent to provide a copy of the action taken report on the appellant’s complaint dated 08.06.2016 to him within a period of four weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.
7. With the above observations, the appeal is disposed of. 8. Copy of the decision be provided free of cost to the parties.
Citation: Narendra Kumar Vs. Delhi Police in Decision No. CIC/DEPOL/A/2017/313982, dated 12.10.2017