Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RTI APPLICANT CRIES FOUL OVER INCOMPLETE INFO Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar.

RTI APPLICANT CRIES FOUL OVER INCOMPLETE INFO
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar.
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The Patnagarh block administration has landed in a controversy by providing halfhearted information to a RTI applicant under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
According to reports, on July 22, 2014, one Krushna Chandra Banchhor of Ghunghutipali in Patnagarh block had sought an information from the Patnagarh block Public Information Officer (PIO) on the total number of old age pension (OAP) beneficiaries in Deolgaon gram panchayat, details of persons above the age group 80 and number of elders waiting for OAP, details of reported theft of OAP money in May 2014 in the gram panchayat.
He also deposited `36 as directed by the concerned authorities to get the information.
“On September 8, I got the information. However, much to my surprise I was simply supplied one page information by the Patnagarh block PIO whereas in the information sheet it was clearly mentioned that the list of OAP beneficiaries have been attached. There was no such list attached with the information sheet,” said the applicant.
While the reply further mentioned that the FIR lodged by Deolgaon gram panchyat Executive Officer has been attached along with passbook but nothing such was there, added Banchhor.
The RTI reply however admitted that the old age pension has not been given to beneficiaries in May 2014 in the panchayat. Meanwhile, dissatisfied with the reply, the applicant appealed to the district level appellate authority, DRDA PD for further information.
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