The Central Information Commission has slapped a showcause notice on Delhi University for a delayed response to an appeal under the Right to Information Act.

Vandana Rai, a research associate in the university’s department of plant and molecular biology, had filed the application seeking to know why she was not selected for the posts of lecturer and reader.

Under the act, the university was required to reply within 30 days. Her application, filed on January 5 this year, received a reply on July 9, more than six months beyond the deadline.

Though the commission upheld the contents of the reply, the information watchdog has asked the university to explain why it should not be fined for the delay. Under the act, delays are punishable with a fine of Rs 250 per day.

The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation