punishment other than PIO?
can anybody other than PIO be punished under RTI?
No. The defaulting officer in all cases such as receiving applications, failing to furnish information, denying information, giving incorrect, incomplete and misleading information, destroying information or obstructing the information to be furnished shall be the Public Information Officer only for purpose of awarding any penalty. No other official is responsible for such action.
However, in one of the judgment, the CIC has held that others can also be penalized under RTI Act.
Read this here: https://www.rtiindia.org/forum/120-post2.html
Thanks Kushal for providing CIC Jdgement. Truely speaking I think at present the one & only reliable Authority on RTI is Mr. Kushal