CIC seeks personal appearance of Principal GMC

SRINAGAR: Taking strong exception to the non compliance of Right To Information Act (RTI)  applicable to an application seeking date of birth and registrarship certificates of Dr Shahsi Gupta Principal Government Medical College Jammu, the State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) has sought personal appearance of the Principle GMC Jammu and additional secretary health and medical education with counter statement and relevant documents on December 10.

Sources in the Commission said that the Principal GMC Jammu (Dr Shahsi Gupta) has been appointed as Public Information Officer (PIO) in the matter and was directed by the CIC to furnish the desired information to the applicant by November 2, but she failed to do so.

In its order issued today the CIC has taken a serious note of the non compliance of RTI Act by health and medical education authorities who according to the Commission’s order have not provided matriculation and registrarship completion certificate of Dr Shashi Gupta Principal GMC Jammu as there is reportedly some discrepancy in the Date of Birth in his service records.

The sources in CIC office told Kashmir News Service, that the application seeking the certificates of Dr Gupta was filed by Dr Indu Koul in June this year which was not provided to her despite repeated reminders and its is reported that the records are not available. 

Sources in the information commission office told that the CIC has taken a serious note of lackadaisical attitude of the health and medical education authorities who failed to provide the information sought by the applicant under RTI Act. “The additional secretary health and medical education has been asked to appear personally before the CIC along with records with regard to DOB, matriculation and registrarship completion certificates of DrGupta on October 21,” the CIC had said in its October 14 order.  

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