Tuesday, July 27, 2010

State info commissioner slaps fine on erring PIOs

State Information Commissioner Shakil Ahmad has slapped a fine on public information officer (PIO)-cum-executive engineer (electricity) of Rohtas for his failure to provide information to an applicant. As per a press release issued by the information and public relations department (IPRD), the PIO not only failed to provide information to the applicant Kripa Shankar Tiwary, he also did not respond to the State Information Commission's notice. The commission has imposed a maximum fine of Rs 25,000 and directed the PIO to provide information to the applicant by July 29. The commission has also directed the Rohtas DM to deduct the fine amount from the PIO's salary and inform the Commission about it.

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