CIC asks PA to compensate appellant for non implementation of Sec 4.
In a recent decision, the CIC has given "ad-hoc" compensation to various appellants due to the Public Authority not implementing Sec 4 of the RTI act.
However, it is clearly established that the complainants have suffered loss as a result of not being provided the information suo moto, as required under Sec 4 (1) of the Act. For this we find that the demand for compensation is reasonable. However, the amount will require to be determined. Shri SK Jha, Deputy Commissioner will therefore pay an ad hoc amount of Rs 1000/- to each of the complainants u/s19 (8) (b), within one month of the date of issue of this Decision Notice under intimation to Shri Pankaj K. Shreyaskar, Joint Registrar of this Commission. He will in the meantime also enquire into the loss or detriment suffered by each after hearing them, and send us a report by March 31,2008 to enable us to determine any further compensation payable to complainants by the public authority
The full decision is attached.