MU officer fined for not complying to RTI guidelines

PATNA: State information commissioner P N Narayanan on Monday imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the examination controller, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, for not providing information to an applicant, Chitranjan Sharma, besides not complying with the State Information Commission s directives.

As per a press release issued here by information and public relations department (IPRD), the examination controller has been directed to provide information to the applicant by July 31, 2011, and inform the Commission about it. A notice was issued to the examination controller through the Gaya DM. The next date of hearing has been fixed on August 8.

State information commissioner Shakeel Ahmad also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on public information officer cum- panchayat secretary, Sakraita, Phulwarisharif, for not providing information on time to an applicant, Pramod Kumar. The Commission has issued directives for deduction of the fine amount from his salary.