Central Information Commission Room No. 305, 2nd Floor, 'B' Wing, August Kranti Bhavan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi110066 Web: www.cic.gov.in Tel No: 26167931 Case No. CIC/SS/C/2011/000744 Name of Complainant : Mr. Ashwani Thakur Name of Respondent : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways ORDER
The Commission has received a complaint dated 12.1.2011 from Mr. Ashwani
Thakur u/s 18 of the RTI Act, 2005, against the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
for deemed refusal to his RTI request dated 3.11.2010.
2. In order to avoid multiple proceedings under sections 19 and 18 of the RTI Act,
viz., complaints and appeals, this case is remitted to CPIO, Ministry of Road Transport
and Highways (along with copy of appeal and RTI-request), with the following directions:
(i) In case no reply has been given by CPIO to the Complainant to his RTI-
request dated 3.11.2010 CPIO should furnish a reply to the Complainant
within two weeks of receipt of this order.
(ii) In case CPIO has already given a reply to the Complainant in the matter,
he should furnish a copy of his reply to the Complainant within one week
of receipt of this order.
(iii) CPIO should invariably indicate to the Complainant the name and address
of the 1st Appellate Authority, before whom the Complainant can file first-
appeal, if any.
3. In case the Complainant is not satisfied with the reply received from CPIO, he,
under section 19(1) of the RTI Act, may within the time prescribed, file his first-appeal
before the Appellate Authority (AA).
4. On receipt of the first appeal from the petitioner as per the above directions, AA
should dispose of the appeal within the period stipulated in the RTI Act.
5. In case the Complainant is not satisfied with the decision of First Appellate
Authority, he is at liberty to file a second appeal afresh before the Commission, under
section 19(3), along with appeal u/s 18, if any, within the prescribed time limit.
The appeal/complaint is disposed of with above directions.
Authenticated true copy:
1. Mr. Ashwani Thakur,
National General Secretary,
Mahavir Kranti Dal,
Opp. Near Saini Hospital,
Hoshiarpur – 146001 (Punjab).
2. The C.P.I.O.,
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,
Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street,
New Delhi – 110001.