Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 to JDEE Public Information Officer (PIO), Monya Nyori under section 20(1) of the RTI Act 2005.
The penalty was imposed for deliberately defying the orders of the Commission to furnish details to one Toko Sera who in an appeal sought information which, was in public?s domain, an official release said here today.
Earlier, the PIO was directed to deposit the said penalty amount in favour of the Registrar, APIC through Treasury Challan on or before April 9 next.
The Commission also directed the PIO to appear on the same date along with the deposited copy of the challan including information as sought by appellant.
It said that on failure to comply with its order, the Commission would be compelled to invoke section 20(2) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the release added.