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Right to Information Act 2005, wonderful of Rs 25,000 every to three Public Information Officers who denied data

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Right to Information Act 2005, fine of Rs 25,000 each to 3 Public Information Officers who denied information

State Information Commissioner of Chhattisgarh State Information Commission Mr. Manoj Trivedi has imposed a wonderful of Rs. He has instructed the involved to gather the wonderful quantity from the involved and deposit it within the authorities fund and inform the fee.

It is noteworthy that in a democracy, it’s a signal of clear governance, that each one its residents have the basic proper to get details about all of the actions of the governance system. The essential goal of Right to Information is to make accessible the specified data simply to each conscious citizen. If any division or group refuses to provide data, a criticism will be filed towards them within the Information Commission. With the assistance of this Act, all of the residents have to learn, the functioning of the federal government needs to be taken in the direction of a clear and extra accountable governance system. Information will be in any type, print media, mass media, internet media, e-mail, opinion polls, experiences, papers, dialogues, experiences and statistics, promoting.

Under the Right to Information Act, the applicant Shri Mohitram Village Kharwani Tehsil Kartla District Korba submitted an utility to the Public Information Officer, District Panchayat Kartla on July 18, 2016 and acquired a letter from the Panchayat Kharwani from February 1, 2015, for refusing to just accept the appliance by the Secretary, Gram Panchayat Kharwani Development Block, Kartla. Till June 2016, photocopy of money register, invoice vouchers and particulars of principal quantity and expenditure of 14th finance had been demanded. On not receiving well timed data from the Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Kartla, submitted the primary enchantment utility on August 22, 2016, however being dissatisfied because of not passing any resolution of the primary appellate officer, made a second enchantment within the Commission on October 10, 2016.

State Information Commissioner Mr. Trivedi noticed the appliance and after listening to the appellant and the Public Information Officer underneath the Act, didn’t present data to the appellant inside the time restrict and didn’t submit any reply to the fee in addition to didn’t reply to the letters of the fee. Taking it severely, a wonderful of Rs 25,000 was imposed underneath Section 20 (1) towards the (then Public Information Officer) of District Panchayat Kartla. The Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Panchayat Korba has really helpful disciplinary motion to the Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh, Panchayat and Rural Development Department for not discharging the primary enchantment case legally and responsibly.

Similarly, Mr. Hariprasad Shukla, a resident of Durg, had sought data from the Public Information Officer, Collectorate Korba, on 5 factors concerning the allotment of 1200 MW thermal energy plant to BALCO on lease for 30 years, wherein on June 1, 2019, BALCO had given relinquishment in favor of the federal government. And licensed copy of the order of acceptance of relinquishment by the Tehsildar, Town and Country Investment, Municipal Corporation Korba, Chhattisgarh. The Housing and Environment Department had demanded a photocopy of the no-objection certificates acquired from the involved division underneath the Forest Conservation Act and the separate permission letter for felling of timber underneath part 214 of the Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code, 1959. Due to non-receipt of data from the Public Information Officer, utilized to the First Appellate Officer on July 29, 2019, however being dissatisfied with the choice not taken by the First Appellate Officer, submitted a second enchantment to the Commission on September 13, 2019.

State Information Commissioner Mr. Manoj Trivedi studied the case intently and supplied ample alternative of listening to to the applicant and the Public Information Officer and the First Appellate Officer. The then Public Information Officer and Sub-Divisional Officer Revenue Korba didn’t give data to the applicant inside the time restrict and Mr. Trivedi was fined Rs. Imposed and Collector Korba was directed to get better the quantity of imposed wonderful from the involved and deposit it within the authorities fund and inform the fee.

Mr. Upendra Rathore, a resident of Rampur Korba, submitted an utility to the Public Information Officer and Secretary, Gram Panchayat Cachar on 22 September 2016, for a photocopy of the allotment order acquired from January 2016 to August 2016 to Gram Panchayat Cachar underneath varied schemes of the Government of Chhattisgarh and the Central Government, on this regard Demanded an attested copy of the register of the Gram Sabha assembly held with the approval of the Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Cachar together with the date of graduation and completion of the work. On not receiving the data desired by the applicant, he utilized to the First Appellate Officer on 9 November 2016, however being dissatisfied with the choice not taken by the First Appellate Officer, submitted a second enchantment to the Commission on 01 July 2016.

State Information Commissioner Mr. Trivedi despatched notices from the Commission to the then Public Information Officer, Gram Panchayat Cachar 6 instances, however no response was acquired, because of which the Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Korba was requested to tell the Commission by serving Netis. Due to non-receipt of any response from the then Public Information Officer, Gram Panchayat Cachar even after the discover was served, a wonderful of Rs 25,000 was imposed underneath Section 20 (1) of the Right to Information Act and the Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Korba Directed that after recovering the quantity of imposed penalty from the involved and depositing it within the authorities fund, inform the fee. Along with this, it was additionally stated that the primary appellate officer, District Panchayat Korba enchantment case ought to guarantee motion as per the directions of the federal government.

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