What is Penalties? Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005

Penalties is defined under Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 20 of RTI Act 2005 "Penalties"

(1) Where the Central Information Commission or the State Information Commission, as the case may be, at the time of deciding any complaint or appeal is of the opinion that the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, has, without any reasonable cause, refused to receive an application for information or has not furnished information within the time specified under sub-section (1) of section 7 or malafidely denied the request for information or knowingly given incorrect, incomplete or misleading information or destroyed information which was the subject of the request or obstructed in any manner in furnishing the information, it shall impose a penalty of two hundred and fifty rupees each day till application is received or information is furnished, so however, the total amount of such penalty shall not exceed twenty-five thousand rupees:

Provided that the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall be given a reasonable opportunity of being heard before any penalty is imposed on him:

Provided further that the burden of proving that he acted reasonably and diligently shall be on the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be.

(2) Where the Central Information Commission or the State Information Commission, as the case may be, at the time of deciding any complaint or appeal is of the opinion that the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, has, without any reasonable cause and persistently, failed to receive an application for information or has not furnished information within the time specified under sub-section (1) of section 7 or malafidely denied the request for information or knowingly given incorrect, incomplete or misleading information or destroyed information which was the subject of the request or obstructed in any manner in furnishing the information, it shall recommend for disciplinary action against the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, under the service rules applicable to him.

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is Constitution of State Information Commission? Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission? Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner? Section 17 of Right to Information Act 2005

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONS, APPEAL AND PENALTIES

What is Powers and functions of Information Commissions? Section 18 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Appeal? Section 19 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Penalties? Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act to have overriding effect? What is Bar of jurisdiction of courts? Section 21, 22 and 23 of Right to Information Act 2005

RTI Act not to apply in certain organizations. Section 24 of Right to Information Act 2005

Monitoring and reporting. Section 25 of Right to Information Act 2005

Appropriate Government to prepare programmes. Section 26 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Power to make rules by appropriate Government? What is Power to make rules by competent authority. Section 27 and 28 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Laying of rules? What is Power to remove difficulties? Repeal. Section 29, 30 and 31 of Right to Information Act 2005

 

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