RTI : INFORMATION ON LEAVE, TOURS OF BABUS


Mr JR LAL has sent the follwing information 

YOU CAN SEEK INFORMATION ON LEAVE, TOURS OF SARKARI BABUS 

 By an application of 03.10.2006 under RTI Act, Shri Surender Kumar of Rohini, Delhi applied to the Director, CFSL, CBI sought the following information for the period from January, 1995 to October, 2005 in respect of Dr. Rajinder Singh :- 1. Details of leave availed.  

(i)   Casual Leaves 

(ii)  Earned Leaves 

(iii) Half Pay Commuted/Medical Leaves  

(iv)  Year wise details of all 

2. Details of Tours/Journeys performed outside Head Quarter, Delhi.    Year wise details. 

3. Details of Tours/Journeys performed outside Country (on foreign tours) – Year wise details.   

(i)   On official tours   

(ii)  On personal tours 

The request of Shri Surender Kumar was rejected by CPIO claiming exemption from disclosure U/s 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005.

The First Appellate authority also rejected the appeal. At the Central Information Commission, being the next appellate authority, the Chief Information Commissioner while disposing of Shri Surender Kumar’s appeal no. CIC/WB/A/2007/00064 dated 18.01.2007, in his order dated 19.11.2007 has held that – ‘the information sought is, in the present case, of direct concern to public activity and therefore, to public interest, since it concerns the working of a public servant in his official capacity.  

Details of information regarding personal tours however directly invites the provisions of Section 8(1)(j) and may be provided to the extent of dates and destinations, unless any public money has been involved in their execution.’

Foreign Tourists : Goa


Tourists in Goa asked not to panic

Panaji: The Goa government on Sunday asked tourists not to get panicky following a warning-cum-request issued by an anti-SEZ organisation asking them to leave the State by December 28. — PTI

This is the peak time for visitors to Goa. Weather is pleasant and the mood is carnival and relaxed.

It is a good time for tourists and business.

Also an ideal time for blackmail by ‘activists’.

However Govt of Goa has promised to ensure that all is peaceful in Goa after 28th Dec. Tourists have been assured.

They can stay back and enjoy the New Year too.