The RTI applicant who got wrong information, approached consumer court. the Consumer court awards a compensation of Rs. 50000/- the news item is attached here. The compensation under RTI can be claimed, but in most of the cases the SIC/CIC awards a meager compensation, and confine themselves to travel expenses in most of the cases. So for compensation RTI commission or consumer court which one to approach debate lives on....
Read the attachment of the news item
The reading of s. 19(9) includes right to appeal on the decision conveyed to the parties. Such an appeal need to be decided u/s 19(10). So in my opinion the order of SIC/CIC can be reviewed by the commission u/s 19(10).
So in my opinion the appellants before approaching the Highcourt by way of writ, a costly affair can seek review of the SIC/CIC decision.
The s.19(9) and s.19(10) is open for discussion, regarding REVIEW of SIC/CIC decision. The members are requested to post their
While searching for hon'ble highcourt decisions regarding the penalties under RTI. I could download a copy of Division bench order from the Hon'ble High court of karnataka from its website. The decision is attached for the personal knowledge of the members. those who are interested in the certified copy, they need to apply to Hon'ble high court of karnataka, as per its rules.
reading the posts and decisions renedered in many cases posted here shows that the SIC have just getting the information to the applicant. The SIC's appears have satified by getting information to the applicants. proving information to the applicants is a job of PIO. The SIC's are virtually providing the information to the whole state, thus the role of SIC has become a PIO for the whole state. Thus SIC have become overloaded with applications (Appeals) for infromation. SIC/CIC's