As reported in The Times of India
5 Bihar officials fined under RTI
PATNA: As many as five officers of the Bihar government have been fined by the State Information Commission for their failure to provide information to petitioners under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Those fined by the Commission are the Civil Surgeon of Kaimur, Public Information Officer of Human Resources department and Block Development Officers (BDOs) of Baunsi in Banka district, Manihari in Katihar district and of Naubatpur in rural Patna.
A commission press release issued on Friday night said that Kaimur Civil Surgeon Uchit Narain Mandal has been asked by the Commission to pay a fine of Rs 250 per day with upper limit of fine being Rs 25,000. The commission has found Mandal guilty of denying information to one Laxmi Singh under the RTI act and directed Mandal to provide relevant information to the petitioner latest by February 20 and appear in person before the commission on February 26.
The fine amount fixed by the commission in case of HRD PIO was Rs 18,500 and he had been directed to furnish the information to the petitioner Nasir Haidi latest by February 15 and had been asked to appear in Person on February 18, the next date hearing of case fixed by the commission.
The three BDOs have been slapped a fine of Rs 9,750 (Manihari), Rs 6,750 (Baunsi) and Rs 6,000 of Naubatpur block.
5 Bihar officials fined under RTI-Patna-Cities-The Times of India