Information about Transfer policy for GD officers, Options for transfer, criteria for induction, previous posting particulars etc. were sought from CRPF - CIC: Appellant has not been able to justify any allegation of corruption or human rights violation
Information sought and background of the case:
The Appellant filed an online RTI application dated 27.08.2020 seeking information on the following 04 points:
Transfer policy for GD officers, Options for transfer, criteria for induction, previous posting particulars etc.
Dissatisfied with the reply received from the CPIO, the Appellant filed a First Appeal dated 18.10.2021. The FAA/IG, CRPF, vide order dated 28.10.2021 upheld the reply of the CPIO.
Aggrieved and dissatisfied, the Appellant approached the Commission with the instant Second Appeal.
Facts emerging in Course of Hearing:
A written submission has been received from the CPIO, Dte DIG (Admin) CRPF New Delhi vide letter dated 02.01.2023 wherein the replies available on record were reiterated.
The Appellant remained absent during the hearing despite prior intimation.
The Respondent represented by Shri Pankaj Verma, Commandant and Shri S V S Mony, Inspector participated in the hearing through video conference. Shri Verma reiterated that their organisation is exempted from the purview of the RTI Act, 2005 as per Section 24 (1) r/w the Second Schedule of the Act and no allegation of corruption or violation of human rights was substantiated by the Appellant.
Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by the Respondent, the Commission is of the view that an appropriate response as per the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 has been provided. The Appellant has not been able to justify any allegation of corruption or violation of human rights in order to invoke the proviso to Section 24 (1) of the RTI Act, 2005. Hence, no further intervention of the Commission is required in the instant matter. Shri B S Negi CPIO and DIG (Adm), CRPF New Delhi is, however, directed to forward a copy of his written submission to the Appellant for his ready reference. For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum.
With the above observation, the instant Second Appeal stands disposed off accordingly.
Y. K. Sinha
Chief Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Aby Thomas v. CRPF, Second Appeal No. CIC/CRPFO/A/2021/657614, Date of Decision: 20.01.2023