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Kerala High Court reduced penaly in case of APIO
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I am attaching a judgment of Hon. Kerala High Court decided on 11/06/12 wherein Hon. Judge reduced the penalty.
The failure to furnish the information is penal under Section 20 of the Act.
Ext.P8 order imposing penalty is in tune with Section 20. The learned
Single Judge is right in not interfering with the order imposing penalty.
However, taking note that the appellant is not a highly paid officer and that
this is a first instance at his hands, we are of opinion that it would be just
and appropriate to reduce the penalty to Rs. 5,000/-.
Accordingly, the writ appeal is disposed of confirming the order
imposing penalty, but reducing the penalty to Rs. 5,000/- (rupees five
Full credit to Karira Sir
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