Sunday, October 31, 2010

Information commissioner imposes fine on civic clerk

The state information commissioner for Pune has imposed a fine of Rs 6,000 on a clerk of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) for not giving information sought under the Right To Information (RTI) Act within the stipulated time. The fine will be recovered from the clerk's salary in three months. State information commissioner, Pune bench, Vijay Kuvalekar in his recent order imposed a fine of Rs 250 per day for the delay of 24 days on clerk Sanjeevani Kamble. The fine has to be recovered from the salary to be paid in November and December (2010) and January (2011). The information commissioner has directed city engineer Eknath Ugile to recover the fine and submit a compliance report. Social activist and president of Sangvi unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Raju Savale, had on October 20, 2008, submitted an application under the RTI Act to get information from zone D office of the PCMC.

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