Monday, January 24, 2011

Still no mechanism to ensure errant PIOs pay fine

Five years after the Right To Information (RTI) Act was enacted, there still does not appear to be a proper mechanism in place to ensure that public information officers fined by the Tamil Nadu Information Commission (TNIC) comply with such orders. While most officers directed to pay a fine for their refusal to reply to RTI queries or for giving incorrect or incomplete information obtained stay orders from the Madras high court, RTI activists complain that there is no one to vacate the court stay.

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