Information pertaining to qualification for recruitment of lecturer - CIC: Develop FAQs out of such RTI questions to provide clarifications based on existing policy & put them on official web site - CIC: PIOs cannot refuse to give clarifications
Decided on: 22.04.2016
2. The appellant sought information pertaining to qualification for recruitment of lecturer – Computer engineering for period 1.1.1995 as mentioned in his RTI application. The CPIO stated that information is available on their website. The appellant filed second appeal before this Commission.
3. The Commission directs the respondent authority to develop FAQs out of such RTI questions to provide clarifications based on existing policy and rules and put them on official web site from time to time. This is the mandate of section 4(1) of the RTI Act. The PIOs cannot refuse to give clarifications. They have to provide necessary clarifications and the other officers have a responsibility to assist them.
Disposed of accordingly.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Arun Dabas v. AICTE in CIC/RM/A/2014/900942SA