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Officer fined Rs50,000 for violating RTI law

By asif mahmood
December 27, 2021

LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has imposed Rs50,000 fine on Pindi Bhattian Municipal Committee Chief Officer Athar Majeed for not giving access to official information in violation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The Information Commission directed district accounts officer Hafizabad to deduct the fine amount from the salary of the chief officer and submit a report to the Commission in seven days.

Chief Commissioner Mahboob Qadir Shah said the applicant, Zafar, a resident of Pindi Bhattian, had applied for provision of certified copies of approval of housing colonies in his town, which had not been provided despite lapse of six months. The chief information commissioner said in his decision that Athar Majeed committed violation of the RTI by not implementing the orders despite issuance of two notices to him.