Central Information Commission, Room No. 307, II
Floor,B Wing,August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Kama Place, New
Delhi-110066 Kind attention:-Manjula Parashar, Information
Re: A citizen’s request for a Transparent manner of decision making
As an honest and law abiding citizen of India I have been writing RTI applications since last one decade and it is a matter beyond dispute that I have written about two hundred applications to an insurance company which is a state agency. That a simple search on the internet convinces me that basic objective of the RTI act is empowerment of citizens.
I humbly submit that a particular insurance company officials influence your bench to act in such a manner that a humble citizen’s right to fair hearing is crippled:-
1.That on behalf of you, a Hearing notice dated 12-02-2016 was issued in which I am RTI applicant and CPIO/FAA belonging to The New India Assurance Co. Ltd (briefly called NIACL) were respondents). The notice invited comments from NIACL be submitted to Central Information. Commission’s specific e-mail address,firstname.lastname@example.org, however there was no mention of copy of the same to RTI applicant,thus,the information seeker is deprived of his right to know. The scanned copy of the aforesaid is attached as annexure P-1. However another notice of a different bench of Central Information Commission dated 22/02/2016 does not require such secret comments as sought in the notice of annexure P-1.The same is annexed herewith as Annexure P-2
2. That the hearing was held on 08-03-2016, I urged upon you to ask the NIACL to disclose information of action taken in respect of following information of abuse of public money : During 2010-2013 those in the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) New India Assurance company head office Mumbai deliberately misread the notice(s) of the Central Information Commission (with copy to appellants ,e.g. the complainant) to attend video conference. The complainant witnessed systematic loss of public money of approx. Rs. 10000/- to 25000/- per person to claim habitual ,uncalled for Delhi tour to embezzle public money .That during the hearing you orally assured me that as a citizen I have been empowered to complain in respect of corruption however your assurance has been expunged in the written decision received by me dated 13.04.2016
3. That the particular bench headed by you held hearing dated 8th March 2016,pronounced decision dated 28th March 2016 (Annexure P-3)which is not a norm with central Information commission (CIC) as another bench of CIC held hearing dated 22.02.2016,decision on same date.(scanned copy is annexed herewith as P-4). That gap of 20
days is deliberate to give an unfair advantage in favour of NIACL (it is a psychological fact that we tend to forget with passage of time).
4. That CIC order dated 28th March 2016 (Annexure P-3) is sympathetic in favour of alleged corrupt officials of NIACL and not in the nature of speaking order in respect of para no.2 as being a citizen I have a right to know of the action taken in respect of e-mail communicated to higher management of NIACL,who are expected to take cognizance and hold an inquiry. In the aforesaid facts and circumstances I request you to correct the injustice under intimation to me so that not only I feel empowered but also NIACL changes to a less corrupt and more transparent PSU.
By Shrigopal Soni