RTI labour lost on Delhi chief secretary's office

The application sought to know if the chief secretary wanted CAG to limit its probe to 25 CWG projects


Danish Raza | December 8, 2010

File RTI application with the office of Delhi chief secretary at your own risk. There is a possibility of the application getting lost in government’s dilly- dallying.

The RTI application with direct questions addressed to the chief secretary has been transferred to various other departments in the Delhi government.

The application has questions related to the audit of infrastructure projects of Delhi government by the comptroller and auditor general (C&AG).

Among other things, the application dated October 1, 2020, sought if the chief secretary wanted the CAG to probe only 25 projects directly related to the commonwealth games 2010 rather than all the 76 projects done by the government in the last three years.

The application, filed by Governance Now, also demanded a copy of the written communication between the chief secretary and Rajvir Singh, accountant general (Delhi).

However, the public information officer transferred the RTI application to the finance department, which transferred it to the department of urban development.

The department of urban development further transferred it to various departments including the vigilance department, irrigation and flood control department, Delhi Jal Board, municipal corporation of Delhi, New Delhi municipal corporation and Delhi development authority.

These departments have replied saying that the information is not available with them.



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