Thursday, August 07, 2008

CIC slaps Rs 25,000 fine on officer for delay in RTI reply

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on a Delhi government official who failed to furnishing information to an RTI applicant on time. "In this case the delay is undisputed and the cause as shown for the same cannot be deemed reasonable," Central Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said. Finding no substance in the official's defence that the delay was caused due to his excessive workload, the Commission directed the Divisional Commissioner to recover the fine from the official either directly or from his salary.

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