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Official fined Rs 18,000 under Info Act

Posted by rtiact2005 on June 14, 2006

Official fined Rs 18,000 under Info Act
Bhopal | June 07, 2006 12:40:24 PM IST


In the second incident of penalising an erring officer under the Right to Information Act in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) T N Shrivastava fined Morena District Woman and Child Development Officer (DWCDO) Sajan Aluna for failing to provide information sought under the Act within the time limit and not abiding by the appellate officer's order


The CIC imposed the fine of Rs 18,000 after not being satisfied with the explanation given by Mrs Aluna, who was earlier given show cause notice on the second appeal by Mr Balwant Singh Haihayavanshi, who had sought certain information from the department on December 31 last year. The Act came into force on October 12 last year


The DWCDO rejected the application on January 8 on the ground that the applicant had been suspended after preliminary inquiry.


On an appeal, the Morena District Collector directed the DWCDO on February 8 to provide copies of the document on payment as the applicant had not sought any confidential document.


After dillydallying on one pretext or the other, the DWCDO allowed the applicant to deposit Rs 1200 on March 14 to provide copies of the documents. The second appeal was made as the required documents were not supplied by April 14.


The Chief Information Commissioner found Mrs Aluna's conduct as ''unfortunate'' and directed to provide the required documents within seven days.


A fortnight ago, Tahsildar R S Chouhan of Gyaraspur in Vidisha district was fined Rs 25,000 for refusing to provide copies of land transfer deed to an applicant under the Right to Information Act.



3 Responses to “Official fined Rs 18,000 under Info Act”

  1. Mohan Lal Jain said


    If the SPIO gives wrong, incomplete, irrelevant and incorrect information, then what is there any clause for fining the SPIO.

  2. Damodar said

    Where there any penalties imposed in the subsequent years i.e.2007 to 2012. under RTI Act on First Appellate Authority

  3. bidaye dilip g said

    iF THE INFORMATION OFFICER gives wrong misleading incorrct answer ,then is there authority who will punish the infornation officer?

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