Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Banihal DES34 JK-TUNNEL Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel likely to open next year: NHAI official | 6 security personnel killed in Naxal attack on police vehicle in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh | Kathua rape and murder: Lal Singh leads march for CBI probe | Mumbai-based jeweller becomes first person to be put on no-fly list for hijack hoax | BSF says Pakistan Rangers ‘pleaded’ with them to stop firing across border after trooper killed | Days after flyover collapse, Yogi Adityanath makes surprise visits in Varanasi | AIBCU urges PM to fulfill promises | Teacher arrested for trying to rape student | RMPS organizes Kho-Kho inter section competition | Women killed in road mishap | ETT Association criticizes Govt order on moral education | Sat Sharma declares Karate Championship Open | RRLHS holds investiture ceremony | APS Damana organises Global Mock UN Conference | JWAM stages protest demonstration against ceasefire violation | Upgradation of GGMS Joura Kalan demanded | Jammu gets Rs 460 cr less than Kashmir for Ring Road project | Congress forgets how it conspired against Early Times | Miscreants in Valley pelt stones on troops | In Mendhar docs toy with lives of people | Hopes of people of Jammu remained hopes | Rassana under threat, says HEM | SC’s order to shift case to Pathankot yet to reach Kathua court | On greenery initiative SFD Rajouri officials making fortunes | 8 years on, R&B Deptt yet to complete Bridge | Geelani's Hyderpora says no to hartal, greets Modi with open markets | Who's PIO in Poonch district offices? | Nawaz Sharif removes lid from Pandora's Box of Pakistan | Fearing stone pelters, employees stay away from duties | People at Utterbehni village forced to drink contaminated water | 3 years on, police fail to arrest rape accused | Dying Dal: Will minister ask LAWDA where has money gone? | 'CTA press note unwarranted, defamatory, vague, unlawful' | JKNPP protests in favour of Jammu centric issues | Relative calm on border, day after intense cross shelling | PoK refugees seek better deal from PM | MGNREGA job card holders allege misappropriation of funds | Centre approves one-year extension to J-K Chief Secretary on Mehbooba Mufti's request | Rapist ties nuptial knot with victim, acquitted | NPP to launch mass movement in support of women work force in State | GHSS Khour facilitates meritorious students | Model Academy Hosts Gandhi Global Meet for UN Collaboration Projects | 'Lal batti' use continues in JK | Sanskrit Scholars demands opening of Sanskrit Gurukul | LWWS stages street play Meri Maa | SMIS celebrates Mothers Day | Ceasefire a decision to give people of state to live a peaceful life: Narendra Modi | Confrontation in ruling party leaders reason for absence of Rajouri mini-sect : Jan | Mehbooba Mufti 'forgets' governor during PM's event | Unexploded mortar shell on roof top creates panic | Need for criminal justice was not felt as long as people were God fearing: HC | Police Inspector booked for dowry death | Modi opens new track to Vaishnodevi | New passage to Mata Vaishno Devi attracting devotees, tourists | PM lays foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul HEP, 52 kms Jammu Semi Ring Road projects | Plastic polythene a great threat to human survival: WTH | Youth Congress Protest During Prime Minister Visit Over Border Killings | RRLHS holds investiture ceremony | APS Damana organises Global Mock UN Conference | Sat Sharma declares Karate Championship Open | Women killed in road mishap | JWAM stages protest demonstration against ceasefire violation | The resurgence of Taliban and India's response | Can ceasefire cease flame? | Inter School District Level Tournament Organised | JSSK teachers participate in teachers' conclave | Essay Competition organised | Back Issues  
news details
Make suo-moto disclosure a habit: CIC to Chairman SSRB
1/19/2018 11:14:13 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 19: As Services Selection Board (SSB) continues to violate RTI Act by not providing information to RTI applicants about the merit list of various exams held for non gazetted posts , the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) has directed the Chairman SSB to make suo-moto disclosure of information a habit so that less number of people seek the details using RTI.
Details available with Early Times reveal that one Rajesh Sharma from Jammu University filed this 2nd appeal under Section 16(4) of the J&K RTI Act 2009 against the First Appellate Authority (FAA) and PIO of J&K SSB. The appellant filed appeal on the ground that neither the PIO nor the FAA has provided to him the information sought vide his RTI application filed on 22.02.2017. The appellant requested the State Information Commission (SIC) to direct the respondents to provide him the information as sought by him through his RTI application dated 22.02.2017.
Information seeker Rajesh Sharma vide his RTI application dated 22.02.2017 had sought point wise information (1) to (9) from the PIO , SSB related to copy of answer sheet, OMR Sheet, photo copy of checklist, photo copy of marks of interview, photo copy of qualifications of various candidates etc.
The then PIO,SSB intimated the appellant vide communication No. SSB/Adm /RTI/161/2017/492 dated 10.03.2017 as under: ' the response of the department is the only individual merit is to be provided . You have not mentioned your roll no. in the RTI application. Once you provide the Roll No. the same will be provided to you accordingly'
Aggrieved by the response of the PIO, the appellant filed 1st Appeal on 24.3.2017 before the FAA (Secretary SSRB) submitting therein that the PIO has provided him incomplete and irrelevant information. The FAA/Secretary, SSB asked the appellant to attend the hearing on 17.04.2017 at 10.00 AM in his office chamber at Jammu. The appellant alleged in the 2nd Appeal that he attended the office of the FAA but Secretary (FAA) was not present there.
The appellant finally filed 2nd appeal before the State Information Commission (SIC) on 11.07.2017. 2nd appeal came up for hearing on 20.10.2017 in response to the Commission's notice dated 12.10.2017Abdul Rehman, PIO SSB attended the hearing but the appellant did not attend. After hearing the PIO, SSB following interim directions were issued by SIC :
" As the appellant is not present to confirm the receipt of the information as claimed by the PIO, SSB it is appropriate to give him another opportunity of being heard. As such the hearing in this 2nd Appeal is adjourned."
Finally the appeal came up for hearing on 12.12.2017. Both parties i,e respondent as well as Appellant attended the hearing. The appellant stated that he has received the information as sought by him in his RTI application. The PIO, SSB stated the he has provided all the information to the appellant. CIC Khurshid Ahmad Ganai invited the attention of PIO to the following judgments pertaining to examination and disclosure of information on OMR sheet and related information of the candidates. 1. Bihar PSC VS Syed Hussain Abbas Rizivi (2012) 2. UPSC VS Gourhari kamila (2013) 3. R.K.Jain VS Union of India (2013) 4. Kerala PSC VS SIC (2016)
"Now that the PIO has provided the information and the appellant has also not demanded any additional information from the PIO, following directions are however hereby issued to the Public Authority- SSB" reads CIC's order dated 12.12.2017
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center