BHOPAL: The State information commission has issued notices to four officers in different cases for violation of RTI provisions. In the notices, the commission has ordered payment of compensation to the affected parties. State information commissioner Atamdeep has issued the notices. Officers have to furnish information within a month.
In first case, Shivpuri’s forest ranger Ramratan Jathav had demanded details of the then Deputy DFO, Binaganj (Guna) Lalji Mishra and information officer about his visit diary, log book and vehicles hired for it. After three month, Jathav was given information about gold medal only.
First appellate officer PK Singh, Chief Forest Conservator, Rewa, informed that Lalji Mishra used government and hired vehicles. But information could not be provided about sanction as it was not available.Atamdeep, in his order, said, “Information officer Lalji Mishra could not provide correct information within stipulated time frame. Notice has been issued to Lalji Mishra to clarify the stand”. The commissioner also found first appellate officer guilty of not discharging his duty.
Ramratan, in his second application, had also demanded details of plantation and digging of wills. Ramratan, in his third application, sought information about plantation after removal of lantana bushes in Guna forest areas. But that too was not provided to him. In both the cases, first appellate officer forest conservator Guna In the fourth case, deputy forest ranger Babu Singh Parmar had demanded detailed information about illegal mining and tours and visits of DFO LB Goyal.