daily We keep hearing as to how our brave BSF Jawans save us from incursions. It is essential that these people serving the country in remote areas and risking their lives to save us are given at least some peace of minds. However this CIC order is shockingly revealing how one such Jawan was imprisoned, probably suspended as well, as his wife filed 498a, 323, 504, 506, cocktail. Now the woman is trying to get more money out of his paycheck !!
CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION
CLUB BUILDING (NEAR POST OFFICE)
OLD JNU CAMPUS, NEW DELHI110067
Mrs. Reena Devi,
W/o Bharat Bhim,
Post – Gandhi Nagar,
Distt. Basti (U.P.)
Central Public Information Officer,
Border Security Force,
Chilaura Road, Gandhi Nagar,
Date of Hearing: 01.09.2015
- Mrs. Reena Devi filed an application dated 27.12.2010 under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) with the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Border Security Force (BSF) seeking information regarding the status of action taken on her husband against whom a case was registered U/s 498(a). 323, 504, 506 of IPC and under relevant provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, whether her husband was suspended on account of his being imprisoned, whether a BSF Jawan can marry a second time and whether some maintenance allowance can be allowed to her from her husband’s salary, etc.
- Copies of first appeal and FAA’s Order, if any, are not available in file. The appellant filed second appeal dated 25.01.2011 before the Commission.
- Hearing: Both the parties were not present during the hearing despite notice.
- Decision: The Commission observes that under Section 24(1) read with Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005, Border Security Force (BSF) has been declared an exempt organization. The Commission finds that the Director General, BSF has issued a circular dated 04.02.2006 which requires BSF to give information on innocuous nature where sovereignty, integrity and security of the country are not involved. The Commission, therefore, directs the CPIO to provide information as permissible to the appellant within a period of four weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.
- The appeal is disposed of. Copy of decision be given free of cost to the parties.
Authenticated true copy.