There is a clear and candid stipulation of imposing penalty on the defaulters
Ref: The penalty stipulations of RTI Act, 2005 are mandatory
Comment: There is a clear and candid stipulation of imposing penalty on the defaulters for not supplying the requested information in time, but the Hon'ble Information Commissioners hardly use this stick to tame the defaulters. It is the leniency which has spoiled the rote. This view of the writer has been confirmed by the Hon'ble Punjab and Harayana High court and Delhi High court. In the case of Mujibur Rehman vs. CIC it has been held by the Hon'ble Delhi High court that not imposing penalty is illegal.
Will the worthy Information Commissioners follow the law laid by the courts....
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