The Disciplinary authorities should make suitable entry in the service records of the officials
Ref: UP State Information Commission orders to be available online
Comment: It is a highly appreciable initiative. But fixing suitable and proper accountability against the concerned entities is necessary to create deterrent effect. Quite often the SPIO/CPIO is found to have attended and replied the appeal preferred against him/her. One cannot be a judge in his or her own cause. Intentional harassment, simply forwarding application to some other official even though the required information is available with the concerned official and delays on part of public entities needs to be checked by making them accountable and making good the damages caused / inconvenience to the RTI applicants. The Disciplinary authorities may be requested to make suitable entry in the service records of the officials in order to provide required gravity to the essence of the Act.
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