Information given under RTI wrong, says MLA Express News Service Posted online: Saturday , May 10, 2008
Ambala, May 09 Former Ambala Cantonment MLA Anil Vij, alleged that
information supplied to him by the executive officer of the Ambala
Sadar Municipal Council under the Right to Information Act, 2005, was
wrong and misleading. He had sought information regarding a plot of
land — Survey Number 178 (Building Number 180-180/1-13) Minerva
Complex Rai Market, Ambala Cantonment — from the state public
information officer/estate officer, Ambala Sadar.
The MLA alleged that the information issued did not answer the
questions raised by him in his application. "Instead, the MC
authorities have twisted the information provided with regard to the
present status of the Minerva Complex, which has been sublet by
reconstructing a huge multi-storeyed building rented out for lakhs of
rupees per month," said Vij.
The issue was also raised by councillors in the general body meeting
of the MC on Thursday. They demanded that the erring official be
brought to book under the RTI Act. The executive officer said if the
information was not to the satisfaction of the applicant, he should
file a fresh application and additional information would be supplied.