I got a reply from those sarkari ppl. And boy, did I get them all confused officially? I was loving it.
A simpleton like me got the highest departments of Govt of India confused and shifting responsibilities on each other.
And that too on a question which those sarkari bumheads thought as GK question which even a kid could have answered.
Following is the string of events that happened which brought the Cabinet Secretary department and DoPT(Department of Personnel and Training) shifting responsibilities on each other
1) 18th May - I file an RTI with DoPT asking which chap appoints Cabinet Secretary?
2) 7th June - Similar RTI query is sent to Cabinet Secretary office as well( I got to
roam around Rashtrapati Bhavan. That was a real good bonus on this urban adventure. Usually you can only get to peek through those iron gates at the west end of the Rajpath.)
3) 9th June - DoPT decides to send my letter to Cabinet Secretary office as they can't
figure out for themselves the GK question which any kid should have answered.
4) 17th June - Cabinet Secretary department sends that letter back to DoPT saying they really don't know who appoints their boss and they tell DoPT that DoPT has to really answer this GK question which any kid should have answered. They send even my letter of 9th June to DoPT as well.
Sarkari bumheads playing football with my RTI application with time running out to score a goal.
On another RTI query regarding election commission, its leading to some other little adventure. Delhi is best place to do all this stuff. I am figuring out that few sarkari fellows of Delhi are little bit more helpful than anywhere. Some of them led me right up to the cabinet of files where original election records are kept. And they love to yakkity-yak in their bureaucratic free time. Some cards have been exchanged but I am secretly hoping that they don't call up my office. :)
Hope to see Wajahat Habibullah, the man who makes these fellows answer, soon.