Monthly Archives: February 2014

When can penalty be imposed on PIO under RTI Act?

Penalties under RTI

There are multiple discussions and request over our forum asking “When can penalty be imposed on PIO” for not providing information, false and malafide information e.t.c However, one should be clear about the cases on which such Penalty can be imposed by Central Information Commission or state Information Commission. The provision relating to Penalty under RTI Act is dealt under section 20 (1) of RTI Act. Thus according to section 20 (1) the Penalties will only lie on the following grounds:

  1. refusal to receive an application
  2. delay in supply of information
  3. Malafidely denied the request for information
  4. knowingly giving incorrect, incomplete or misleading information;
  5. destroyed information which is the subject of the request or obstruct in any manner in Read more ›