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Maharashtra: RTI numbers show info commissioners mostly ‘go easy’ on errant officials


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State information commissioners (SICs) seem reluctant to use one of the most potent tools that has been made available to them to make Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Appellate Authorities (AAs) comply with RTI guidelines.

SICs have been granted the powers to impose fines on erring officials. The fines imposed is deducted from the salary of the officials.

Data obtained by The Indian Express under the Right to Information (RTI) Act reveals that in 2014 fines were imposed in less than 10 per cent of the second appeals filed before SICs.

 

 

Read at: RTI numbers show info commissioners mostly ‘go easy’ on errant officials | The Indian Express

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