Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ex-lecturer barred from seeking info

The Tribune: Chandigarh: Saturday, July 29, 2017.
The Punjab State Information Commission (SIC) on Friday barred a Ropar resident, Jaspreet Singh, from seeking information under the RTI Act from the Education Department. Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) SS Channy said the appellant was earlier working as a lecturer at Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Ropar, where Manjit Kaur was the Principal and that the latter nursed a grouse against her.
Kaur is a cancer patient and Jaspreet had used the Act for submitting umpteen RTI applications, seeking mostly vague and unspecific information. He had sought copies of timetables, attendance registers and letters issued by the department. “The appellant’s act of seeking inane and voluminous information, is counter-productive. Hence, the appellant is debarred from seeking information,” the CIC observed.