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Two Bihar government officials fined under RTI Act

As Reported in Outlook India, PATNA, MAY 20 (PTI)

 

Bihar Information Commission (BIC) has fined two officials - one for not providing information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and another for not providing information within stipulated time.

 

The BIC fined the Public Information Officer (PIO) of Motihari Collectorate Rs 25,000 as the PIO was found guitly of not not responding to the application of one Nagendra Jaiswal who had sought certain information from him, Commission sources said.

 

The BIC directed the East Champaran District Magistrate to ensure the compliance of the Commission's order and inform it accordingly, they said.

The Commission asked the PIO to provide relevant information latest by July two and fixed July 10 as the next date of hearing in the case.

 

Chief Information Commissioner Justice Shashank Kumar Singh slapped a fine of Rs 12,500 on the chief engineer of the Patna Muncipal Corporation R P Trivedi for not not supplying information to Indrani Sinha within the stipulated period.

 

The fine would be deducted from the June and July salary of the chief engineer, BIC sources added.

 

outlookindia.com | wired

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Akshay P Malgi

Enjoy officials....This is just the glimpse of the RTI....Climax is yet to come...

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