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Manipur official fined Rs 25000

as reported by OWN CORRESPONDENT, The Telegraph

 

Imphal, Aug. 22: Manipur information commissioner R.K. Angousana Singh

has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on deputy commissioner of Tamenglong

district, Devesh Deval, for failing to furnish information to two

applicants.

 

In an order issued today, the information commissioner asked Deval to

deposit the amount with the commission office within 15 days. The

deputy commissioner is one of state public information officers.

 

Angousana also directed the official to provide the information sought

by the applicants within one week from today. He warned that if the

official again failed to providing the information, the commission

would recommend disciplinary action.

 

The order said if the official failed to provide the information, it

would be presumed that the official was obstructing the process of

furnishing information and appropriate penalty, including

recommendation of disciplinary action under Section 20(2) of the RTI

Act, 2005 may be contemplated against him.

 

The order was passed after Deval failed to provide information sought

by N.K. Hubibou and David Kamei, the two residents of Eden Hill of

Tamenglong district headquarters. They filed the application to the

state public information office on November 4 last year wanting to

know the names of centrally sponsored schemes being implemented under

the DRDA, money received by the district under Swarna Gramin Suraksha

Yojana and the beneficiaries.

 

The applicants also sought information about the amount of money

received under Indira Awaz Yojana and the number of beneficiaries

selected. They also wanted know about the total amount of money

allocated to the district under the national rural employment

guarantee scheme in the past three years and the names of villages who

have success stories to tell.

 

The commissioner directed the deputy commissioner to provide the

information on July 26 this year.

 

The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Northeast | Manipur official fined Rs 25000

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