DoPT – Voluntary disclosure of information relating to compassionate appointment by the concerned Ministries/ Departments on their website
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th May, 2019
Subject: Voluntary disclosure of information relating to compassionate appointment by the concerned Ministries! Departments on their website- regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Hon’ble Central Information Commission’s (CIC) decision dated 25.03.2019 (No. CIC/ PMOIN/A/ 2017/ 172750/ MH&FW-BJ (copy enclosed) according to which information relating to compassionate appointments have to be disclosed suo motu by the concerned Public Authorities on their website. Hon’ble CIC’s decision interalia states as under:-
“Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by the Respondents present at the hearing, the Commission directs DoP&T to issue instructions/ guidelines to all the Ministries and Departments to exercise due diligence in notifying the compliance of the guidelines of DoP&T in respect of compassionate appointments made by all the concerned organizations/ departments covered by its circular..”
All Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India are requested to take necessary action for compliance of the directions of CIC.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 23040339
End: As above
To All Ministries/Departments of the Govt of India.
Date of Hearing : 25.03.2019
Date of Decision : 25.03.2019
The Appellant vide his RTI application sought information on 07 points regarding number of matters relating to compassionate appointment which were in a waiting list of all the Ministries and autonomous institutions under the Government of India since the last 10 years in accordance with the rules relating to 5% reservation for such appointment; list of A, B, C & D posts remaining vacant in all Ministries and autonomous institutions in the Government of India in the current Financial Year, etc.
The CPIO, PMO, South Block, New Delhi, vide its letter dated 21.04.2017 transferred the RTI application to the Secretary, DoP&T, New Delhi under Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005 for further necessary action. Subsequently, the Section Officer, Department of Health & FW, RTI Cell, vide its letter dated 11.0.2017 transferred the RTI application to the CPIOs unndr Ministry of Health & PW with the direction to forward/transfer the application to the concerned CPIO, if not pertained to their Division. Subsequently, the CPIO & US to the Govt. of India, Department of Health Research, vide its letter dated 07 06 2017 provided a response pertaining to their Department Dissatisfied due to non-receipt of any response from the concerned departments after several transfers of his application, the Appellant approached the FAA. The Order of the FAA, if any, is not on the record of the Commission.
Facts emerging during the hearing:
Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by the Respondents present at the hearing, the Commission directs DoPT to issue instructions / guidelines to all the Ministries and Department to exercise due diligence in notifying the compliance of the guidelines of DoPT in respect of compassionate appointments made by all the concerned organizations / departments covered by its circular. Such information should be displayed on the website of each of the institutions governed by DoP&T for the benefit of employees and public at large. The compliance of the directives of the Commission should be done within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of this order.
The Appeal stands disposed with the above direction.