RTI : Monitoring of Payment of Penalty in time – reg.

RTI : Monitoring of Payment of Penalty in time – reg.

RTI : Monitoring of Payment of Penalty in time – reg.

महत्वपूर्ण परिपत्र/Important Circular

कार्यालय, रक्षा लेखा महानियंत्रक, उलान बटार मार्ग, पालम, दिल्ली छावनी — 110010
Office of CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. -110010

सं. प्रशा./III/3053/RTI/Vol.III

दिनांक 04.05.2018

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विषय : Monitoring of Payment of Penalty in time.

उपरोक्त विषय पर केन्द्रीय सूचना आयोग, नई दिल्ली के दिनांक 05.04.2018 के पत्रांक CIC/Penalty/2018/CR-II/66 की प्रति सूचना, मार्गदर्शन एवं उचित कार्यवाही हेतु अग्रसारित की जाती है।

A copy of Central Information Commission, New Delhi letter No. CIC/Penalty/2018/CR-II/66 dated 05.04.2018 on the subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and necessary action please.

(प्रवीण कुमार राय)
रक्षा लेखा व.उप महानियंत्रक प्रशासन

Baba Gang Nath
Munirka, New
Delhi – 110067

Subject:- Monitoring
of payment of penalty in time.

The Right to
Information Act, 2005 under section 20(1) empowers the Central information
Commission to impose a penalty of Rs. 250/- each day in cases of mala fide denial or delay
in responses subject to the total amount of such penalty not exceeding Rs. 25000/-, Under this
provision of the RTI Act 2005, this Commission has imposed penalties on various
delinquent CPIOs of various amounts since the year 2006 onwards.

lt has been
noted that in a number of cases, penalty amounts levied during earlier years 2006 to
2017 have not been received till date despite repeated request/reminders to the concerned
Public Authorities. In some cases the public authorities have intimated that either the
concerned CPIOs have retired/shifted to the control of other public authorities
or such persons are deceased and therefore the public authorities have shown
inability to recover the
amount from the CPIO. This clearly shows the callous attitude of the concerned Public Authority
which resulted in non recovery of the penalty amount till date as ordered by the
All Public
Authorities are requested to ensure that the entire penalty amount imposed by the
Commission on the concerned CPIO/APIO is recovered by the concerned Public Authority
before the erring CPIO/APIO retires/demits his office. Any lapses in this respect may lead
to action against the concerned Public Authority under the RTI Act, 2005.
Receipt of this
letter may be acknowledged.
Registrar, CIC
New Delhi.

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