Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Government official deposits fine under RTI Act

Finally, a government official had to pay for blocking information to a citizen sought under the RTI Act.

The official, KD Bansor, also created history of sorts, as she became the first Central government official to lose Rs 12,500 from her salary for violations under the RTI Act. The RTI Act even made the government to work on a fast track. In just two months, fine was deducted from salary of the official held guilty of denying information and deposited with the Central Information Commission.

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