Saturday, August 07, 2010

Erring PIOs fined under RTI Act

State Information Commissioner P N Narayanan on Monday imposed fine on PIO-cum-block development officer (BDO), Parvata, Khagaria, for not providing information to an applicant on time and failing to respond to the State Information Commission's notice.
As per a press release issued by IPRD, the maximum fine amount has been fixed at Rs 25,000 and the PIO has been asked to provide the information to the applicant Jai Prakash Yadav by October 15. The commissioner also imposed fine on PIO-cum-BDO, Parihar, Sitamarhi, as he failed to provide information to an applicant Suresh Thakur and also failed to respond to Commission's notice. The maximum fine amount has been fixed at Rs 25,000 and the PIO has been directed to provide information by October 30.

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