J&K SIC issues notice for delay in providing info

The J&K State Information Commission has issued show cause notices to two officers for delaying information to an applicant under the Right to Information Act.

Updated: Jun 13, 2012, 12:51 PM IST

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission has issued show cause notices to two officers for delaying information to an applicant under the Right to Information Act.
"Chief Information Commissioner GR Sufi issued notices to Public Information Officer and Managing Director of the Housing Board, the first appellate authority, to explain their conduct within 30 days," an official spokesman said.

Sufi observed that Public Information Officer of the Housing Board was under an obligation to pass orders within 30 days and also provide as much information as he could have deciphered from the application.
The Chief Information Commissioner has also observed that the first appellate authority, the Managing Director Housing Board, was under legal obligation in terms of Section 16 of Right to Information Act, 2009, to adjudicate upon.

PTI