Refusal to receive payment of additional fee through IPO
The appellant sought certified copy of the complete Mutation Record of a property like Files Noting, Inspection Report, Survey Report etc.
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The Commission noted that appellant had sent an IPO of Rs. 92/- which was refused by the LDC in a very arbitrary manner without knowing the rules. The Commission held that the appellant has been put to unnecessary harassment because the LDC did not know the rules properly. Holding that award of compensation for harassment by public authorities not only compensates the individual, but helps in curing social evil, the Commission awards the compensation of Rs.3000/- to the Appellant for the loss and detriment suffered by him giving the information late. The Commission recommended that the amount of compensation may be recovered from the concerned LDC. Further, the Commission directed to provide the information free of cost to the appellant.
Citation: Smt. Savitri v. Municipal Corporation of Delhi in file no. CIC/SG/A/2011/002790
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/19
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