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Commission remained silent on defaulter PIO(SDM) and FAA (may be collector)

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MANOJ B. PATEL

The appellant had sought information and a copy of order by which one Munna Ansari was using government land for living. PIO, SDM And FAA(may be collector) did not respond to the appellant so he approached the Commission.

 

Commission directed the respondent PIO(SDM) to provide point wise information.

 

In this appeal Commission remained silent on defaulter PIO(SDM) and FAA(may be collector), why? Why ICs do not take any action against such PIOs and FAAs who are senior revenue officers? Why ICs even do not reprimand them?

CIC_SA_A_2015_000608_M_159175.pdf

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Prasad GLN

If a dog bites a man it is not a news, but if man bites the dog, it is a news.

Are you not seeing only the news of those decisions only when penalties were imposed alone and not those cases which penalties were not imposed.

The yard stick according to IC is "deliberate" and "malafide" intentions in not providing/denying information. IC might have thought when another citizen has occupied the land, why should we penalise the PIO or FAA who is not concerned directly. If the grabber is a Political person, then situation should have been definitely different. IC might have taken into consideration the area of the land occupied, the status of the occupier, the relationship between the grabber and applicant etc.,

The Public Authority is not having smartness/maturity otherwise he should have just provided information that no permission was given officially ending the issue once for all.

The decision is always discretionary.

Edited by G.L.N. Prasad

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MANOJ B. PATEL

If it is like that, and penalty will not be imposed on defaulters i do not see a bright future of the RTI Act.

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jps50

Do not lose heart.

 

CIC HAS IMPOSED PENALTY OF Rs.15405525/- TILL 01-06-2012

[Letter No. CIC/CPIO/2012/1128 dated 23-07-2012]

 

Rs.44.23 LAKH PENALTY RECOVERED FROM CENTRAL GOVT CPIOs FROM 01-04-2007 TO 31-03-2011 AS PER REPLY OF MINISTER OF STATE FOR PPG&P IN RAJYASABHA ON 11-08-2011 [THE ECONOMIC TIMES]

 

Penalty of Rs.6.32 lakhs imposed from 01-04-2006 to 31-03-2008 under RTI in Gujarat.

 

Maharashtra: Penalty of Rs. 26.58 lakhs recovered in 2008-09 from

defaulting PIOs under RTI.

 

MAHARASHTRA: Penalty imposed in 2010-11 is Rs.34.39 lakhs levied on 523 PIOs. In 602 cases, disciplinary actions are proposed.

 

India is a soft state internationally. We expended nearly 43 crores on Kasab!!!

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Prasad GLN

Hon JPS

In case of CIC, I have received a reply that they do not maintain a record till 2012. What is the starting date of your information on penalties of CIC. ?(From Year....to Year.....)

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