The State Information Commission increased the amount of penalty on the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation after it failed to provide information under the RTI Act. It has also ordered the MC to pay the amount within one week to the applicant.
Following the penalty of Rs 5,000 which was already imposed on the MC on application of Kuldeep Singh Khaira,now,a showcause notice has also been served to incumbent and former election commissioners.
State Information Commissioner Narinderjit Singh in the order passed stated,An amount of Rs 5,000 has not been paid to him (Khaira) till date which was required to be paid within one weeks time (by June 11,2013). The appellant states that he has faced harassment and detriment due to non-supply of the information by the respondent,therefore the amount of compensation may be enhanced. So the amount of compensation is enhanced to Rs 6,000 paid within one weeks time.