New Delhi: The Central Information
Commission has directed the vigilance department of the Delhi
government to make public details of all pending cases lying
with it on its web site.
The case relates to an official of Delhi Jal Board who
was not paid his dues because his inquiry was pending with the
vigilance department for last five years.
The official Chand Ram filed an RTI application with the
Board seeking details of his pending dues but was told that
any action could be taken on his file only after vigilance
department clears it.
"It is indeed a very sad comment on the Vigilance
Department which takes five years to give its recommendations
on the matter of unauthorized absence of a `beldar`. If a
Vigilance Department takes five years to give appropriate
recommendations in a matter of this nature it is doubtful if
the department is doing any useful work at all," Information
Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said.
The Commission under its powers under Section 19(8)(a)
of the RTI Act directs the Vigilance Department to put up
information about cases lying with it in the following on the
website of he Department, Gandhi said instructing the
department to complete the process before November 30.