“I approached the first appellate authority, where, too, I did not get the expected reply. Through the second appeal on May 27, 2013, I directly approached the state information commission.
On October 20, the Konkan bench gave a final order in the case. Deshmukh was penalised for not appointing a public information officer. The bench has ordered that the fine be recovered from his salary in two monthly instalments.”
VIKAS PARSHURAM PATIL, RTI activist
“According to section 4 of the RTI Act, it is mandatory that the names of the public information officer and appellate authority are clearly displayed at a prominent place in the office premises. CIDCO has, however, not followed the norm. Simply putting up details on the website is not going to help all the applicants as many are not net savvy.”
A SOCIAL WORKER