CIC/SM/C/2013/000377/SS. Case: Shri Onkarnath Dubey Vs Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Central Information Commission

Case NumberCIC/SM/C/2013/000377/SS
JudgesSushma Singh, Chief Information Commissioner
IssueRight to Information Act, 2005 - Sections 18, 20(1)
Judgement DateMay 20, 2014
CourtCentral Information Commission


Sushma Singh, Chief Information Commissioner

1. The matter was earlier heard on 11.3.14 and an interim order was passed which may be read as part of this order and same is not repeated herein for the sake of brevity.

2. Instant complaint dated 25.4.13 is filed under Section 18 of the RTI Act, 2005 (for brevity "Act") which shall be dealt with accordingly.

Matter was again heard today in the presence of complainant/applicant and respondent's representatives Shri Gopinath Nayak, U.S., Shri Satya Prakash, U.S. (Conf.), Shri S.C. Kashyap, U.S. (EA), Shri A.K. Dadhich, U.S. (Legal) and Shri Randheep Thakur, U.S. (EDP).

3. Complainant submitted that the RTI application was filed due to respondent's anomaly in declaring complainant's results by showing him in SC category despite his being of a General category as indicated in his application form. Although belatedly his result was rectified on 11.11.13, but since he could not submit his petition for revised results, he was given the post of ASI in CISF instead of SI. Complainant submits that while other selected candidates have now gone for the training, his training had been delayed & due to this unreasonable refusal to supply the information he has suffered huge loss and detriment as he could not join because his case was referred to Headquarter. He also submits that his other RTI applications were also not responded to by the respondent.

4. Shri S.C. Kashyap, U.S. & CPIO, in his written submissions dated 7.5.14, submits as follows:

• That during the year 2012-13, the already meagre staff members of Northern Regional Office of SSC were overburdened with work of numerous major examinations along with smaller departmental examinations for instance, Constable (GD) Examination, Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, Combined Graduate Level Examination, Junior Engineer Examination, Steno Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination, FCI Examination, Sub-Inspector in CPO Examination, Junior Hindi Translator Examination, Skill Tests of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, Combined Graduate Level Examination & Steno. Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination etc. Thus, lakhs of applications of candidates in thousands of bags were received in Examination Arrangement Section.

• That to conduct those aforesaid examinations in public interest within a very short gap of interval among each examination was a great challenge before the Regional Office. Hence, it appears that while doing huge...

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