MHA declines information over posting of 3 DANICS Cadre officers in Chandigarh

Posted On April 5th, 2022, Posted By - Admin

MHA declines information over posting of 3 DANICS Cadre officers in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 3 : The Punjab Legislative Assembly passed a resolution wherein it reiterated State’s claim and right over Chandigarh as its capital and sought its immediate transfer to Punjab.

Meanwhile, a serious concern has also been expressed therein over the imposition of Central Civil Service Rules over employees of Chandigarh Administration in lieu of hitherto prevailing Punjab Civil Service Rules as well as over posting of outside officers in the UT Chandigarh in recent time.

Meanwhile, close on the heels, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA ) has declined to provide information in response to a RTI application which was preferred by an Advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court, Hemant Kumar, on Feb 18, 2022, wherein he sought information regarding the posting of 3 number of DANICS (Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil) Services ) Cadre officers in UT Chandigarh viz. D.

Karthikeyan (2009 Batch of DANICS), Akhil Kumar and Amit Kumar (both of 2010 DANICS batch) pursuant to an order issued by MHA on 17 Feb 2022.

The Advocate contended in his RTI plea the fact that in existing Section 2(o) and Section 3 of DANICS Rules, 2003, as amended till date, there is no mention of the word Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh, hence DANICS officers cannot be posted in UT Chandigarh until and unless the ibid 2003 Service Rules are appropriately amended or issued and notified afresh by including UT Chandigarh. Further, the Advocate also sought a copy of the aforesaid amendment in 2003 Service Rules or freshly issued Service Rules, if amended & notified, if any, till date.

The Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) in MHA, BG Krishnan, who is posted as Director(Services) in his reply dated 24th March 2022 informed the RTI applicant that the information as sought is not readily available/maintained in a consolidated form and its compilation will disproportionately divert the limited resources, as prescribed under Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005.

Further, a DoPT’s (Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India) Office Memorandum dated 10 July 2008 has also been quoted therein in which it is mentioned that the RTI Act presupposes the existence of information.

The PIO is required to supply the information in the form as held by the public authority and is not required to do research or reshape the information for supplying it to the applicant. It has been finally asserted that the contents of the RTI application remain outside the mandate and scope of RTI Act.

However, it has been mentioned that Ashutosh Agnihotri, IAS, Joint Secretary (UT) in MHA is the First Appellate Authority in this matter and the appeal against the above-referred reply of CPIO can be made within 30 days.

Meanwhile, Hemant asserts that although since the past few years officers from DANIPS (Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Police) Services ) Cadre are too being posted in UT Chandigarh in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Chandigarh Police but here it is noteworthy to mention that in September 2018, the MHA replaced/substituted the then-existing DANIPS Rules, 2003 with newly framed DANIPS Rules, 2018 which include the term UT Chandigarh.

On the same lines, if DANICS cadre officers are to be posted in UT Chandigarh, then either the existing DANICS Rules, 2003 should be amended by including Chandigarh therein or else new DANICS Rules should be framed and notified by including UT Chandigarh therin as has been done in case of DANIPS in September 2018. sOURCE:The Fact News

List Public Information Officer of organizations in Chandigarh

It is mandatory to send RTI to the right public information officer. PIO list of is given below ...

TO
THE PIO
O/O THE CONTROLLER EXAMINATION,ITI
PUNJAB STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
& INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
SECTOR 36-A, CHANDIGARH- 160036
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE INSPECTOR, WOMEN POLICE STATION
WOMEN & CHILD SUPPORT UNIT, HOME GUARD BUILDING,
SECTOR 17,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO/ DCIT (Hq.) (Admn)
O/O THE Pr. CCIT, NWR,
AAYAKAR BHAWAN SECTOR-17E,
CHANDIGARH-160017
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE REGISTRAR OF FIRMS (PUNJAB),
ROOM NO. 326, 3RD FLOOR,
17 BAYS BUILDING, 17-G, 17-F,
SECTOR-17, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160017

TO
PROF.M.R.SHIVAPRAKASH
PROF.INCHARGE (EXAM.CELL) CPIO EXAM CELL
POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160012


TO
THE PIO
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (DTEIT)
PLOT NO. 1 SECTOR 36-A CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160036

TO
THE CPIO
PRINCIPAL PVT. SECRETARY POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
PGIMER,SECTOR-12, CHANDIGARH,PIN CODE - 160012


TO
THE CPIO
SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER IN-CHARGE
CIVIL HOSPITAL
SECTOR- 22 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160022

TO
THE CPIO
SUPERINTENDENT
HOUSE ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE
2ND FLOOR, GOVERNMENT PRESS BUILDING,
SECTOR-18 CHANDIGARH UT PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE CPIO
SH. DANIEL BANERJEE,
ASSTT. DIRECTOR HOSPITALITY
HOSPITALITY
U T GUEST HOUSE SECTOR 6,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160019
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE CHIEF ENGINEER
MILITARY ENGINEERING SERVICES
CHANDIGARH ZONE “N” AREA, AIRPORT ROAD
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160003

TO
THE CPIO & DSP HEADQUARTERS GROUND FLOOR, UT, POLICE
HQRS, SECTOR-9,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE DY. REGIONAL DIRECTOR
STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION (NWR)
BLOCK NO. 3, KENDRIYA SADAN, SECTOR – 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160009
TO
THE CPIO & SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT,
REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE,
SCO 28-32, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160022
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT -CUM-PIO, S.S.S.C.
SSSC OFFICE, 4TH FLOOR, HIGH COURT EXTENSION BUILDING,
OPPOSITE POLICE STATION SECTOR 17,
SECTOR 17 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE-160017
O/O THE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
CANARA BANK,
CHANDIGARH CIRCLE OFFICE,
PLOT NO - 1, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH-160022

TO
THE CPIO
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
DEBTS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL-II,
CHANDIGARH, MINISTRY OF FINANCE,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES,
2ND FLOOR, PNB HOUSE, ZONAL OFFICE,
SECTOR 17-B, CHANDIGARH - 160017

TO
THE CPIO & ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (ADMIN.)
NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI(REGIONAL OFFICE)
BAY NO. 26-27, SECTOR 31-A, CHANDIGARH – 160030
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE DSP (CCIC)
CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION CELL
POLICE STATION, 17E, SECTOR 17,
CHANDIGARH, PIN CODE- 160017
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT /CPIO
CHANDIGARH TRANSPORT UNDERTAKING
CTU DEPOT INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE I,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
BHUPINDER SINGH
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK, CIRCLE OFFICE,
PNB HOUSE, SECTOR
17-B, CHANDIGARH- 160017

TO
THE TEHSILDAR & CPIO
LAND AQUISITION BRANCH
ESTATE OFFICE BUILDING
SECTOR 17, CHANDIGAH - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER (GR.1)
EPFO CHANDIGARH
S.C.O.4-7, SECTOR 17-D,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE EE-I-ENF & CPIO
CHANDIGARH HOUSING BOARD
8, JAN MARG, SEC 9, CHANDIGARH- 160009
TO
THE CPIO & Director NWRO Region
NORTH WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE, (NWRO)
ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
PLOT NO. 1A, 5TH FLOOR,
BUILDING OF DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
(GOVT. OF PUNJAB) SECTOR-36-A, CHANDIGARH - 160036
TO
THE CPIO & CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (C)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS & CLIMATE CHANGE
REGIONAL OFFICE, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160030
TO
THE PIO & JOINT REGISTRAR (RULES),
COURT ROOM NO.47, SECOND FLOOR,
GATE NO.5, HIGH COURT BUILDING.
HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANA
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160001
TO
THE CPIO & GROUP INSTRUCTOR, GITI CHANDIGARH
GOVT. INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE,
SECTOR 28-C, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160002
TO
THE CPIO & SECTION OFFICER
CULTURAL AFFAIR
GROUND FLOOR, U.T SECTT, SECTOR 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE CPIO
SUPDT. COLLEGE-II BRANCH,
DIRECTOR HIGHER EDUCATION
ROOM NO.7, IST FLOOR, ADDITIONAL DELUXE BUILDING,
SECTOR-9, UT CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE PIO
VISHAVJEET SOFAT,
O/O G.G.D.S.D. COLLEGE SECTOR 32 C
CHANDIGARH PINCODE-160030
TO
THE CPIO
Deputy Superintendent of Police
W&CSU, Home Guard Building, Sector-17
Chandigarh pin code- 160017
TO
THE CPIO
GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL,
SECTOR 32, CHANDIGARH pin code- 160030
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
TO
Prof. Sunil Dutt, CPIO,
Prof and Head,
Educational & Educational Management A
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING & RESEARCH
SECTOR-26, CHANDIGARH-160019
TO
THE PIO and Deputy Secretary,
RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD
Railway Colony, Near Railway Station,
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160002
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE Registrar,Co-operative Societies, Punjab,
Sector-17, Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE Commissioner
Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
New Deluxe Building, Sector 17
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & GENERAL MANAGER I/C(IB)
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD
PUNJAB STATE OFFICE
INDIAN OIL BHAWAN, PLOT NO. 3A,
SECTOR 19A, MADHYA MARG CHANDIGARH – 160019
to
the Deputy Superintendent of Police & CPIO
Traffic Lines, Sector-29, Chandigarh - 160030
To
The CPIO
Central Bank Of India CHANDIGARH
P.B.NO: 13, NO: 58-59, 2 nd Floor BANK SQUARE, SECTOR 17B CHANDIGARH
160017
To
The CPIO & Registrar (Birth & Death)
Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
New Deluxe Building, Sector 17, Chandigarh-160017