Tuesday, January 31, 2017

RTI plea: Penalty imposed on tahsildar

The Hindu‎‎‎‎: KALABURAGI: Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
The Karnataka Information Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs. 5,000 on Ashok Hirolli, tahsildar at Regional Commissioner Office, for his failure to provide information sought by RTI activist Sangamnath B Hiregouda on time.
State Information Commissioner P.G. Vijayakumar, in his order passed on December 6, 2016, a copy of which was released on Monday, rejected the plea of the official and said that the penalty imposed was payable by the respondent himself.
Mr. Hiregouda had sought details of the funds spent on development works at Sharanabasaveshwar lake and the revenue generated by selling entry tickets at the garden here, in August 2014.
Mr. Hirolli failed to provide the information even after two years and five months.