This commission is of the view that the requested information pertaining to the list of the organizations / companies / factories / hotels etc registered with the Social Security, Islamabad along with the details of such as total number of their employees, addresses, security (social security fee) submitted by each organisation, names of area inspectors, revenue collection details, action taken against non-registered organizations/unit, number of organization which submitted their financial report/audit report during last four years, list of the organizations who have not submitted their financial reports along with the details of the action taken against each of them, certified copies of the notices issued to the registered organizations for not obeying Social Security law / rules details of the challans / fine imposed on the registered organizations for not obeying Social Security law / rules and copies of the relevant rules / regulation regarding ICT Employees Social Security is a matter of public importance.
This commission is of the view that the requested information pertains to the core functions and responsibilities of the Respondent and would reveal how effectively the relevant officers are carrying out their responsibilities.
The commission held that that the requested information should not have only been provided to the Appellant on his request but it should have been proactively published on the web site of the Respondent.
The fact that the Respondent does not have its web site demonstrates that the Respondent is oblivious to the shifting sands of time. It also demonstrates that the Respondent has not taken any steps for the implementation of the Act. It demonstrates that the powers vested in officers are not being exercised “reasonably, fairly, justly, and for the advancement of the purposes of the enactment” as required under Section24A (1) of the General Clauses Act 1897.