Barabanki : The social welfare department has presented a unique example of generosity by selecting the dead in the pension scheme. The officers who select the deceased as beneficiaries for the old pension will be less praised. The incomplete false and misleading reply given in lieu of the information sought has exposed the department. The new pension acceptance list provided by the department for the year 2016-17 is a direct proof of their generosity.
According to the list, Rs 1200 has been sent to Dinesh Putra Baijnath's account number 750810100008943 through registration number 31481038180 mentioned on serial number 10. It is a different matter that according to the copy of the family register issued by the Village Development Officer on 23 April 2017, Dinesh died on 22 March 2015. It is just a matter of fact that along with about half a dozen such dead people, many people who did not meet the prescribed age limit were sanctioned pension by departmental officers. The Social Welfare Officer did not consider it appropriate to reply to the 3 points information sought by Narendra Nath on 2 April 2016 for fear of corruption being exposed.
The appeal filed by the applicant to the Chief Development Officer for information on 5 May 2016 could not have any effect. To get answers to his 3 questions, the applicant had to approach the Commission. On the 3rd of March 2017, scheduled by the State Information Commission to hear the case, the corrupt officer did not hesitate to ignore it. Striked by the strict attitude adopted by the commission, the officer gave the applicant untruths, Wanted to get rid of him after giving incomplete and misleading information. Due to the written objection given by the applicant on the next hearing, his babu, who reached the court, had to suffer the commission's displeasure. Despite promising to give written information to the Commission once again, an attempt was made to mislead the applicant through letter No. 206 dated May 6 sent by him. The letter states that the records sought by you for 5 years. The rules for keeping those which are older are not in the guidelines of the department. Instead of giving a certified copy of the prescribed standards from the government level for the application of old pension, an attempt was made by them to explain their application.
In defiance of the orders of the Commission, the State Information Commissioner, while hearing Appeal No. S-6-3125 / A / 2016, imposed a penalty of Rs.15000 under section 20 (1) of the Act on 26 September 2017. In the absence of any effect on the working style of the penalty imposed by the then information commissioner Swadesh Kumar, while hearing the suit on 6 July 2018, heard the order for the recovery of the penalty from the then social welfare officer Amarnath Yeti. Despite all this, the information sought by the corrupt bureaucracy so far has not been given to the applicant.