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- shows RTI
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By nk agarwal
In one of my recent 2nd Appeal, IC of a SIC imposed a "token" penalty of Rs 2500/-on PIO admitting a delay of more than 100 days; the IC was well aware of different judgements on Penalty by Hon'b'e Apex court and High Courts wherein it is clearly made out that the ICs have to take a decision on either penalty or no penalty but, cannot change the prescribed the rate of penalty.
IS THIS NOT MAKING A JOKE OUT OF RTI ACT-2005 by SIC
What is the solution before the Appellant now?
By nk agarwal
State Information Commission ordered Penalty of Rs 15,000/- on PIO in the year 2009 with directions to PA for deductions.
To my surprise, on enquiry from SIC office it is learnt that no penalty has been paid but, the PIO has submitted a letter of compliance.
On repeatedly pursuing with SIC, I have been informed that perhaps, the PIO has filed an appeal with High Court and obtained stay order etc.
My query is that - (1) Can the PIO/PA file an appeal/ challenge the SIC order without making the appellant a party in the appeal before the HC?
(2) Can the PIO/PA file a compliance report to SIC and at the same time challenge its order in HC?