J&K: CIC Issues Warning To Asstt Commissioner Revenue

Jammu Dec 4:  Central Information Commission has issued warning to Assistant Commissioner Revenue and a Tehsildar.

The Commission, while deciding a Second Appeal, had on October 21, 2022 directed Zaheer Ahmad Kaifi, Assistant Commissioner of Revenue, Poonch to explain why maximum penalty should not be imposed on him for violation of the provisions of the RTI Act by causing deliberate obstruction in the dissemination of information to the appellant and vitiating the proceedings by his absence for the hearing and for not submitting any records.

In reply, Assistant Commissioner of Revenue, Poonch vide letter dated 25.11.2022 has stated that he was on field duty in connection with Back to Village 4th Phase Programme therefore he could not attend the hearing & further submitted that information sought by the appellant contains personal details as such disclosure is exempted under Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act 2005.

The CIC, accepting the submissions of the officer, condoned the violation of RTI Act and  the officer has been warned that such lapses in future will attract necessary penal action as per the RTI Act, 2005.




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