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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Officer's apathy to provide information resulted costly

By on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  Chief Public Information Commissioner UP imposed Rs10000 fine over Cultural Directorate.  Mr Dabir Siddiqui, Secretary Theatre and Film Welfare Association had filed an application to obtain on 7 points based information in September 2015 under public information act, but the Public Information Officer of this department delivered half baked information.
Under section 19/3, secretary of Association requested another appeal before Chief          Public Information Commissioner who scheduled a date for providing  information in the month of May this year; but the Public Information Officer of this department neither appeared nor provided the requisite information to applicant before commissioner.

    Hafiz Usmani, further providing another chance, held another date on 24th july this month for hearing the case, but it was futile; since he did not appeared before commissioner, he was fined Rs 10000.