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Information about pay discrepancy
Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies with respect to the same. He sought certified copy of recovery order issued by the Principal/DHE regarding fixation of pay in ACP, copy of pay fixation ACP case, copy of Earned leave record up to 30.07.2017 etc. The CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets/correspondences pertaining to averred Pay Recovery order on a mutually decided date and time duly intimated to the Appellant telephonically and in writing. The CIC further directed to provide copies of documents, if desired, to the Appellant without charging prescribed fees.
As per the provisions of the RTI Act, the information can be denied only under section 8 and 9. All the available information must be provided failing which penal action may be taken against the PIO.
Citation: Ajit Singh v. Post Graduate Govt. College in File No : CIC/UTOCH/A/2018/152703, Date of Decision : 19/03/2020
Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Apart from her weekly article here, her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: www.rtifoundationofindia.com

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