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Ajit Borade

Delay in providing the info and amount of fine.

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Ajit Borade

When an applicant files a plaint under RTI act, the PIO has to provide the information within 30 days.

I want to know what are the consequences for the officer who fail to provide the information within 30 days ?

I understand that the officer will be fined . But is there any concrete procedure to determine this fine amount ? Will this fine be calculated on daily basis ? then how much per day ? is this penalty amount same across all the departments of the goverment ? can the FAA or SIC let go the erring PIO just by reprimanding ? in extreme cases is there a provision in the act for suspension or sentencing an erring PIO ? :confused:

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karira
karira

Ajit,

 

Please do not make multiple posts on the same subject and topic. This will just confuse other members and guests as well as increase the work load of moderators who work on a voluntary basis.

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Ajit Borade

Thanks Karira for valuable input.

But there is ambiguity regarding the maximum penalty clause

 

" The amount of penalty shall be Rs. 250.00 per day, till the information is furnished or the application is received, subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000.00 "

 

What happens when the amount of penalty piles up to more than Rs.25000?

For example if information is provided after 6 months, isn't the PIO going to pay Rs.45000 as a penalty ?

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ambrish.p

What happens when the amount of penalty piles up to more than Rs.25000?

For example if information is provided after 6 months, isn't the PIO going to pay Rs.45000 as a penalty ?

 

Dear Ajit

No penalty will be Rs. 250.00 per day, subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000.00 .regards

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Ajit Borade

Thanks Ambrish !!

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