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Right to information – Petitioners application has been favoured by the Judge


Contents News/Article Date: 22nd August 2023

Relating to which Act:  Right to Information Act, 2005

Penalty under the Act: The Information Commission can impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day. The total penalty cannot exceed Rs 25,000. Section 20(1) of the Central Act states that “Public Information Officers” can be penalised,

Applicable to which State: Whole of India

Type: In The High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru Dated This The 22nd Day of August, 2023 Before The Hon’ble Mr Justice Krishna S Dixit Writ Petition NO. 23695 OF 2022 (GM-RES)

Pertains to:

(1)  State Information Commissioner

(2) Director – Department of Pre University Examination

(3) Joint Director – Department of Pre University Examination

(4) Deputy Director

(5) Principal – Marimallapas P. U. college

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And in the current instance : In view of the above, this petition succeeds; a Writ of Certiorari issues quashing the impugned order of the State Information Commission; petitioner’s subject RTI application having been favoured, the 5th respondent is directed to furnish service particulars of the persons concerned and copies of records in that connection within a period of three weeks, failing which for the delay of each day, the 5th respondent shall pay from his pocket a sum of Rs.1,000/- to the petitioner. The 5th Respondent-Principal shall also pay a cost of Rs. 5,000/- towards expenses.

Subject: Right to information – Petitioners application has been favoured by the Judge


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