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AIIMS authorities asked to explain its action against an officer

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 27 (UNI) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has sought explanation from authorities of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) why it should not be penalised for violating the Right to Information (RTI) Act with regard to supplying an information sought by its former Public Relation officer.

The CIC in its last week's order asked the AIIMS authorities why it had not given reply to the said officer under RTI Act and said if it failed to explain to its officer within 15 days, proceedings for imposing penalty be initiated.

In his petition to the CIC, Mr B.K. Dash, former Chief, Protocol and Public Relations Officer of AIIMS said "On October 5, 2002, the AIIMS authorities, through a conspiracy, divested me of my job responsibility without any reason or rhyme and sealed my office and personal belongings without intimation when I was away on a sanctioned leave".

The officer alleged that for past three years his dozens of letters, representations and personal submissions in this regard had elicited no response from the AIIMS authorities.

His three petitions under RTI ACT and even his appeal to Appellate Authority of AIIMS on February 21, 2006 were ignored by the competent authority.

The officer claimed his personal belongings in the sealed office included 'valuable documents, passport, manuscripts, property papers and financial instruments worth Rs 30 lakh.

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