AS Reported in Times of India, 21 Jun 2008, 0435 hrs IST,TNN
PATNA: The State Information Commission on Friday slapped a fine of Rs 250 per day effective from January 25 this year with the upper limit being Rs 25,000 on the block development officer (BDO) of Marona block in Supaul district. This would be in addition to the fine of Rs 6,000 slapped earlier on the erring BDO, the commission observed.
The BDO had failed to respond to the application of one Kartik Kamat, who had sought certain information from the official under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The commission fixed July 15 as the next date of hearing and directed the erring official to be present before it that day.
In a separate case of a similar nature, the commission slapped Rs 25,000 on the panchayat secretary of Basopatti panchayat of Madhubani district. One Ramuddar Paswan was the applicant in this case. The case would be taken up for hearing on July 15.