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explanations:deemed-cpio

Deemed PIO

Deemed Public Information Officer

As per Sub-Section (4) and (5) of Section 5 of the Right to Information Act 2005

Who is Deemed PIO

The Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, may seek the assistance of any other officer as he or she considers it necessary for the proper discharge of his or her duties. THe officer, whose assistance has been sought under sub-section (4), shall render all assistance to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, seeking his or her assistance and for the purposes of any contravention of the provisions of this Act, such other officer shall be treated as a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be for the purpose of contravention of the provisions of the Act.

Can CPIO designate another person as PIO

The Act enables the PIO to seek assistance of any other officer to enable him to provide information to the information seeker, but it does not give him authority to designate any other officer as PIO and direct him to send reply to the applicant.

What procedure to follow in case of deemed PIO

The import of sub-section (5) of section 5 is that, if the officer whose assistance is sought by the PIO, does not render necessary help to him, the Information Commission may impose penalty on such officer or recommend disciplinary action against him the same way as the may impose penalty on or recommend disciplinary action against the PIO.1)


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Shrawan Pathak

Created by Shrawan Pathak on 2016/04/20 13:10.

explanations/deemed-cpio.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/20 13:10 by Shrawan