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Patwari fined for denying info under RTI

Himachal Pradesh chief information commissioner (CIC) Bhim Singh has fined Hamirpur's Bijheri patwar circle patwari Prakam Chand an amount of Rs 25,000 for not providing information to one Sushil Kumar of the Bari village of the district.

punjab Updated: Jan 23, 2014 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent

Himachal Pradesh chief information commissioner (CIC) Bhim Singh has fined Hamirpur's Bijheri patwar circle patwari Prakam Chand an amount of Rs 25,000 for not providing information to one Sushil Kumar of the Bari village of the district.

As per information, Sushil Kumar had applied for information under Section 7 of the RTI from the said patwari on January 11, 2013, and that was to be replied by February 11, 2013.

However, the said patwari replied to the complainant that he had already sent his reply to Sushil's father in 2009, whereas Sushil's father had died in year 2008.

The CIC has directed the patwari to deposit the fine in three monthly installments and also pay a sum of Rs 1,500 from the departmental funds to the information seeker.