Technical and procedural arguments like RTI petition having not been filed in prescribed form and RTI fees and directly filing second appeal without filing first appeal cannot be allowed to come in the way of substantial justice. CIC verdict is not only fair and reasonable but also promotes the concept of rule of law. Union Law Ministry is to upload all the latest amended bare Acts.
Union Law Ministry is to examine the functionality of its e-mail ID and develop an appropriate RTI filing mechanism. Request for second pass-over by government-counsel was turned down. Pass-over, adjournments, ex-party stay-orders are worst weaknesses of our justice-delivery-system. High Court verdict went in favour of respondent even despite his nor being able to contest.
High Court slammed Union government to spend much more on legal expenses than relief sought, thus holding grant of compensation of rupees 10000 justified, directing to deduct legal-expenses from salary of officer justifying challenging CIC-verdict at High Court. It will impose effective check on usual practice of challenging CIC-verdicts by public-authorities on flimsy grounds at times to benefit lawyer-friends of concerned officers. Union Law Ministry and Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) should caution public-authorities against usual practice of challenging CIC-verdicts.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
New Delhi-110006 (India)