Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Information
Commission has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on an Additional
District Magistrate posted in the city for not providing
information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The panel has directed the district magistrate and the
chief treasurer of the district administration to realise the
fine by deducting it from the ADM`s salary.
"The fine of Rs 25,000 for not giving information through
RTI should be deducted from the November-December salary of
the ADM. In case the order is not followed the senior
officials would be held responsible", State Information
Commissioner Brijesh Kumar Mishra said in the order yesterday.
Dalibag-based advocate Napendra Pandey had sought some
information regarding Lucknow city from the ADM in April 2011.
When the complainant did not get the information, he
had approached the commission.