BMC official fined Rs. 25,000 for flouting RTI act

In a rare order that boosts the spirit of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the state chief information commissioner (SCIC) Ratnakar Gaikwad has fined an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Rs. 25,000 for refusing to reveal information under the act for nearly two years now.

This is the highest fine that can be imposed on an errant government official who refuses to reveal information, under the act.

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