Sangrur, March 5
For not supplying complete information to Kamal Anand under the Right to Information Act (RTI), the State Information Commission Punjab has directed public information officer (PIO)-cum-executive officer (EO) of the Municipal council (MC) here Ranbir Singh to appear in person on the next date of hearing (March 12) besides supplying the information to the complainant.
The Commission has also ordered since the information sought by Anand was in public interest it should have been supplied to him without was delay or harassment. State Information Commissioners P.P.S. Gill and R.K. Gupta also stated in the order “We are of the view that for his frequent visits to Chandigarh, he (complainant) deserves to be compensated and action taken against the defaulters. The quantum of compensation and action to be taken against the defaulters will be decided on the next date of hearing”.
Kamal Anand had told the commission the respondent department had been causing delay in supplying of the information. On the date of last hearing Deepak Kumar, a clerk in the local MC, had appeared before the commission, but he had no knowledge about the action being taken on the information sought by the applicant.
Anand said here today he had sought information from the local MC, including awareness programmes, conducted by it for the management of solid waste and details of house to house collection system of solid waste adopted by municipal authorities under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000.
Anand added despite the order of the State Information Commission Punjab, he had not received the entire information, demanded by him, from the MC.
hi i am kamal, In this application under RTI law we have asked some information for Municipal Council for the implementation of Municipal solid Wastes ( Managment & Handling) Rules 2000. Municipal wastes law is very important legislature but Municipal Authorities don,t bother to implement it. Now we are going to file a PIL in Punjab & Haryana High Court for the enforcement of Law. In this particular case Executive officer has been fine Rs 25000.00 for non furnishing of Information along with compensation to me of Rs 3000.00 for my three visits to chandigarh along with disciplinary action against Executive Office of Municipal Council Sangrur.
We are an association of young professionals professing the use of RTI for amelioration of our beloved Country
we have collected information from various authorities like Punjab pollution board, Sangrur MC, Sangrur Pollution control board office, regarding the implementation of important law Municipal Solid Waste( Management & Handling) Rules 2000 & filed a Public Interest Litigation in High Court of Punjab & Haryana in which notice to Deputy Commissioner Sangrur, EO Sangrur, Secretary Local Body Punjab & other has been issued. this is sucess of RTI law. all we have done to for the filing of this public interest litigation is, file a few RTI applications, collect information & put that information before High Court. thats all a wonder of RTI power.