Dr.T R Bandyopadhyay vs National Institute Of … on 26 March, 2011

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Dr.T R Bandyopadhyay vs National Institute Of … on 26 March, 2011
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                                                          Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2010/001137/11683
                                                                  Appeal No. CIC/SG/A/2010/001137

Relevant Facts

emerging from the Appeal:

Appellant                             :       Dr. T R Bandyopadhyay,
                                              DS/19 B, NIT Campus,
                                              Durgapur-- 713209

Respondent                            :       Mr. D. Ray

Public Information Officer & Dy. Registrar (Admin.)
National Institute of Technology Durgapur
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue,
Durgapur- 713209
West Bengal-India

RTI application filed on : 04/11/2009
PIO replied : 03/12/2009
First appeal filed on : 18/12/2009
First Appellate Authority order : Not mentioned.
Second appeal received on : 22/02/2010

Information Sought:

Query-4: Certified copy of Statement of Accounts/Traveling expenses, detailed Travailing Allowances
borne/incurred by the Institute during journey, tours & travels within the Country made by the
Director, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur-71 3209 since
30.11.2005 (FN).

PIO’s reply:

Point wise Reply has been provided.

First Appeal:

• -The reply given in 4 is also in violation of the RTI Rules 2005.

Order of the FAA:

Not mentioned.

Ground of the Second Appeal:

Point-wise complete information was not provided.

Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing:
The following were present:

Appellant : Dr. T R Bandyopadhyay on telephone through his mobile no. 09475378182;
Respondent : Mr. D. Ray, Public Information Officer & Dy. Registrar (Admin.); Dr. Tapan Kumar
Sinha, FAA & Director; Dr. Apurba, Associate Professor;

The then PIO has provided completely irresponsible reply to query-4. The present PIO is
directed to provide the information on query-4 to the Appellant.

The Appeal is allowed.

The PIO is directed to give the information on query-4 to the Appellant before
20 April 2011.

This decision is announced in open chamber.
Notice of this decision be given free of cost to the parties.
Any information in compliance with this Order will be provided free of cost as per Section 7(6) of RTI Act.

Shailesh Gandhi
Information Commissioner
26 March 2011
(In any correspondence on this decision, mention the complete decision number.) (SM)

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