Chandigarh, AUGUST 18 :
The Punjab State Information Commission has disposed off 557 cases during July, 2017. Disclosing this here today, the Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab, Mr. S.S. Channy said that in July, 2017, a total of 1979 cases were under consideration before the various benches of the commission whereas in june , 2017 the total number of cases amounted to 2132.
He further said that in order to effectively implement the Right To Information Act-2005, a total of Rs. 86000 have been given to the petitioners as compensation in 22 different cases during july, 2017 and in another two cases 25000/- each had been imposed as penalty on Public information officers.
The amount awarded as compensation varied from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 15000.
He further said that in july, 2017 total 417 new cases had been registered with Commission