Jump to content
News Ticker
  • NPAs under PM Modi's Mudra scheme jumped 126% in FY19
  • shows RTI
  • RTI query reveals banking frauds of ₹ 2.05 Trillion reported in the last 11 years
  • 509 per cent rise in cases under child labour law: Study
  • The Central Information Commission has allowed disclosure of file notings on the mercy petition of a rape and murder convict, rejecting the government's contention that the records cannot be disclosed as these are privileged documents under Article 74(2) of the Constitution.
  • Electoral bonds worth over ₹5,800 crore were bought by donors to fund political parties between March 1, 2018 and May 10, 2019, a Right to Information reply has said.
  • Don't pay 500/- for answer sheet now- Supreme Court says if Answer sheet is asked under RTI, RTI Fees will be governed
akhilesh yadav

J&K: SIC seeks explanation from DC Kupwara, Tehsildar put on penalty notice

Recommended Posts

akhilesh yadav

[TABLE=width: 1302]


[TD=class: auto-style9][/TD]



[TD=class: auto-style26]Denial of Info about Land Rent[/TD]



[TD=class: textmain1]Srinagar, May 14: The State Information Commission (SIC) has sought an explanation from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara for his utter failure in disposing off a 1st appeal filed under State RTI Act by an appellant from Karnah teshil of Kupwara. The SIC has also put the Tehsidar Karnah on penalty notice for violating the provisions of RTI Act.

Details available with Early Times reveal that one Nowshad Ahmad Khan S/O Mohammad Yusuf Khan han a resident of Tangdar, Karnah filed Second Appeal under J&K RTI Act, 2009 before State Information Commission (SIC) on 05.02.2015 submitting that he approached Tehsildar Karnah vide application dated 04.09.2014 to provide record of rent from 2004 to 2014 of land under defense/army occupation at Tangdar under Survey No’s 1790, 1566 and 1566, but Tehsildar Karnah did not provide him information till 24.10,2014. Then on 24.10.2014, he appealed before Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, who has forwarded the same to ADC Kupwara and ADC instead of taking any action against the officer, kept silent over the matter for the reasons best known to him.


Read at: Early Times: Leading Newspaper Jammu Kashmir, Latest News about Jammu & Kashmir[/TD]



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Similar Content

    • venugopal
      By venugopal
      My application got delayed and the officer was apparently not responsible but his office assist were.
      I learned that in RTI rule 20 only officers are liable for punishment under RTI. Then how those clerks can be held responsible?
      There should be a clause to fix the people below ACPIO too.
    • maneesh
      By maneesh
      Days after receiving flak for restrictive use of the penalty clause, the Central Information Commission on Thursday levied maximum penalty under RTI Act against registrar of Benaras Hindu University.
      The commission found the Principal Information Officer (in this case the registrar) guilty of denying information to the applicant Dhananjay Tripathi, who sought the inquiry report into the death of his friend Yogesh Roy. A penalty of Rs 25,000 has been imposed.
      For the first time, the CIC invoked the penalty clause against the official who was not the original PIO. A junior level official was earlier the PIO but during the hearing of the case the university informed that the registrar is assisting the PIO in the case. Therefore, under the RTI Act, he became liable for punishment as an official senior of the original PIO.
      By imposing the maximum penalty allowed under RTI Act, the commission now wants to send the message loud and clear that quoting provisions of Section 8 of the RTI Act to deny the information requested without giving any justification as to how these provisions are applicable is “simply unacceptable and clearly amounts to malafide denial of legitimate information”. The CIC had earlier warned BHU in this regard.
      When even after a full bench hearing in presence of BHU Vice Chancellor Punjab Singh, the information was denied to Tripathi, the penalty clause was invoked.
      On Thursday, the Information Commissioner OP Kejriwal also asked the university to provide the copy of the inquiry report to Tripathi within a week.
      Roy had allegedly died due to medical negligence and the report is believed to have found merit in this view. However, the university debunked the report that it was not according to the terms of reference. That was done after Tripathi sought a copy of the report under RTI Act earlier this year.
      The CIC is also expected to issue an order into the inquiry conducted on the allegation of the application that he was discriminated by BHU for filing the application. Tripathi had alleged that he was denied promotion to the next class on malafide grounds.
      CIC sources said that the inquiry officer has finalized its report and an order can be expected on that by end of this week.
      RTI: CIC levies max penalty against BHU registrar : HindustanTimes.com
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy