Commission found that there has been a delay of over 500 days in providing the information to the appellant and imposes a maximum penalty of Rs. 25,000/– on the former PIO
Earlier, vide Commission’s order of even number dated 21 August 2013, matter pertaining to show cause notice was issued to the former PIO. Respondent who had appeared on behalf of the public authority confirmed that the notice of the Commission was served on the former PIO.
The Ghost of RTI behind the former CPIO
Commission was satisfied that the show cause notice has been served on the former PIO who has chosen not to appear before the Commission for personal hearing before imposition of penalty. Therefore as per the provisions of section 20 (1) of the Act, Commission notes that there has been a delay of over 500 days in providing the information to the appellant and imposes a maximum penalty of Rs. 25,000/– on the former PIO, Shri J P Sharma Transport Dept., GNCTD. This amount will be deducted in five equal instalments @ Rs.5,000/ pm. The Transport Commissioner, GNCTD of Delhi is directed to recover the amount of Rs. 25,000/- from the salary of the Shri J.P. Sharma, former CPIO and remit the same by a demand draft or a Banker’s cheque in the name of the Pay & Accounts Officer, CAT, payable at New Delhi and send the same to Shri Pankaj K.P. Shreyaskar, Director and Joint Registrar of the Central Information Commission, 2nd. Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, New Delhi 110066. The amount may be deducted at the rate of Rs. 5000/ per month every month from the salary of the CPIO and remitted by the 10th of every month starting from January, 2014.The total amount of Rs. 25,000/ will be remitted by 10th of June, 2014.
Adjunct to Appeal: No. CIC/AD/A/2012/003082/DS
Appellant /Complainant : Shri Yashpal Arora, Delhi
Public Authority : Transport Department (GNCT),Delhi
(Shri Ashok Kumar, MLO)
Date of Hearing : 02 December 2013
Date of Decision : 02 December 2013
(Smt. Deepak Sandhu)
Chief Information Commissioner