VC, govt official fined for violating RTI
Bhagalpur: Bihar Information Commission has
slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 each on the Vice-Chancellor of a
university and a government official for violating rules under
the Right to Information Act, official sources said on Tuesday.
The state Information Commissioner P N Narayan slapped
the fine on the Vice-Chancellor of the Tilkamanjhi University,
Bhagalpur, yesterday for not giving correct information to an
applicant in 2009.
Prema Jha was the then Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Applicant Amit Anand had sought some information in 2009
from the Vice-Chancellor, but as he did not get correct
information, Anand moved the Commission seeking appropriate
action, the sources said.
On December 3, BIC slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on Circle
Officer of Biraul block in Darbhanga district, Rajesh for not
furnishing information to an applicant within the stipulated
time, the sources said.
Chief Information Commissioner A K Choudhary slapped the
fine for not providing information to Vinay Kumar in time
under Right to Information Act.
Kumar submitted his application on November 12, 2009.
Since he did not get his answer within the mandatory
thirty days, Kumar moved the State Information Commission
seeking redressal leading to the decision of the BIC.