KVS seeks damages worth Rs 3.25 lakh for not repyling to RTI

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New Delhi, Dec 25 (UNI) All India Kendriya Vidyalya teachers Association (AIKVTA) has approached the Central Information Commission's (CIC) Public Information officer to charge a penalty of Rs 25 lakh from the officers of Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan (KVS) for not replying to their questions well in time.

Mr M L Kajodia,Assistant Information Officer of Kendriya Vidyalya Teachers Association (AIKVTA) said though the KVS replied to them after 10 months, the reply was too vague and not satisfactory.

Most of the information sought were replied as - 'File not traceable','Concerned officer not available' and so on....The manner in which the replies were sent were as good as not giving any information, Mr Kajodia said.

He said the court had earlier on July 3, 2004 said that the school should give assistance to the teacher's association but they were not getting any cooperation from KVS. Facilities in terms of office and others were wthdrawn and the teachers were victimised by filing false complaints against them.

The teachers association had sought as many as 12 kinds of information from KVS under section 7 (1) of the RTI act pertaining to the general body meetings and other administrative queries but the school authorities failed to reply wuthin the given time frame.

Later after 10 months the authorities said they have no reply.

The Association said that the school authorities are functioning in an autocratic manner whereby the teachers are being exploited and their Rights violated.

Urging the Central Information Commission (CIC) to take action against the erring officers of KVS, the Association has also demanded Rs 3.25 lakhs as penalty to KVS.


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