AS reported in Times of India 20 Jun 2008, 0416 hrs IST,TNN
PATNA: State Information Commission on Thursday slapped fine on a government official for his non-adherence to provisions of Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The district superintendent of education of Saran district would have to cough up a fine of Rs 25,000 for not providing information to one Ram Kishore Tiwari.
The commission directed the erring official to provide relevant information to the applicant by July 25 and fixed August 7 as the next date of hearing of the case.
In another case, the commission directed the managing director of the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) to send public information officials of the authority for a special training on RTI Act. The commission also observed that it was necessary so that the PIO did not face any problem while giving information to applicants under RTI Act.