Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Punjab Information Commission imposes Rs.80,000 fine of Mohali DEO for defying RTI Act

The District Education Officer (elementary) Mohali Surjit Kaur has faced the ire of State Information Commission for denying inforamtion to six applicants under RTI Act. The Commission has fined her Rs.87,825 for the lapse. Surjit Kaur who was earlier posted in the office of DPI(Secondary) was found guilty by the SIC which directed the education department to deduct the fine amount from the salary of Surjit Kaur. Education department has also withdrawn D.D.O. powers from the District Education Officer (E) and handed over to D.E.O. (secondary).

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