Delay in RTI info leads to fine for KMC officials
As reported by Prabhakar Kulkarni / Mumbai/ Kolhapur June 06, 2008 in Business Standard
Officials of the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) have been
slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000 for delay in supplying information to
an applicant who demanded information about the method and period
within which the amount of provident fund is given to KMC's retired
employees under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
The amount of fine will be deducted from the salaries of the concerned
officials at KMC. Pandurang Adsule, ex-KMC corporator had demanded the
information on 16 February 2006 to the then KMC's information officer
Vijay Karale who has now retired from service. The information was not
given within a month as per statutory requirement and delayed for
eleven months .
Subsequently, Adsule complained to the RTI commissioner who has now
ordered that Rs 10,000 should be recovered from the then information
officer Karale and remaining amount of Rs 15,000 be recovered from all
those officers and employees who are responsible for the delay.