Published On: Sat, Feb 6th, 2016

Complaint against CIC Registrar for misuse of govt vehicles

New Delhi: An RTI activist has alleged that the Registrar of the Central Information Commission (CIC) is allegedly using government vehicles and taxis in violation of service rules and has complained to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Chief Information Commissioner.

RTI activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra

RTI activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra

Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra through his RTI application found that between October 1, 2015 and December, 2015, Registrar M K Sharma used government vehicle and taxi service which was a violation of terms of contract on which he was hired.

Batra alleged that the RTI reply shows that Sharma used government vehicles on which Rs 24,374 were incurred while Rs 21,720 were spent on taxi.

He also alleged that former Additional Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs was hired as consultant Registrar for six months from October 1, 2015 onwards.

The terms of his employment with the Central Information Commission clearly say that he will not be entitled to any perquisites such as HRA, CCA, TA, residential accommodation, and transport facilities, Batra alleged citing the order of Joint Secretary (admin) at CIC, S P Beck.

Batra had sent the complaint along with his RTI response and the order of Beck.

An SMS sent to Sharma seeking his reaction remained undelivered as he is purportedly out of station.


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