Thursday, July 30, 2009

200 officers face music under RTI so far; Penalty imposed by CIC

THE Central Information Commission (CIC) has found a number of officers guilty and imposed penalty in more than 200 RTI (Right to Information Act) cases, minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions Prithviraj Chavan said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Though details of the officers are not mentioned in the brief written reply to a question, most cases are related to delay in furnishing information. The Commission received 18,803 complaints and appeals during the period 2005-06 to 2007-08. According to information provided by the CIC, the number of applications received by various public authorities during the years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 were 24436, 171404 and 263261 respectively. Information in respect of the 2008-09 and current year are not available, it was informed in Parliament. During 2006-07, a total of 100411 applications were disposed of, but information about the disposal of applications for the other years and about the nature of applications received are not maintained centrally.

Action & Appointments a) The tenure of Shekhar Dutt, a 1969 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS (Retired), and deputy national security adviser in the national security council secretariat has been extended for a period of six months with effect from August 1, 2009. This will be treated as ‘re-employment on contract basis’. b) The appointment of Amber Sen, (RAS:70) (Retd), strategic intelligence adviser in the Cabinet Secretariat has been extended for a period of three months with effect from August 1, 2009. This will also be treated as ‘re-employment on contract basis’. c) The premature repatriation of Dilip Biswas, IDAS (1977), presently working as additional financial advisor in the ministry of defence (finance) to his parent cadre has been approved with immediate effect in order to enable him to avail the benefit of promotion to the next higher grade in the cadre. BoI announcement: List of Babuz soon babu blogger likes to extend sincere thanks to all those visitors including senior civil servants for giving valuable insights into who could possibly be India’s top Babuz --- the new term coined to depict the smartest and most powerful bureaucrats in the country. If you have any name in mind kindly mail me at

1 comment:

  1. RTI is an effective tool to bring transperancy in administration. Some revealing facts have come to light after this instrument has been used. It should be used for specific purpose. Not just for the sake of using it.