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SIC directs Ludhiana municipal to ignore RTIs filed by Amarjit Dhamotia

Chandigarh, Apr 21 (UNI) The Punjab State Information Commission has directed Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to ignore the RTI applications filed by Amarjit Singh Dhamotia of Ludhiana, who has filed more than 500 applications under the RTI Act and disrupted the routine work of the civic body.

An official spokesperson of the State Information Commission today said Dhamotia has filed 500 applications under the RTI Act to seek voluminous information, which cannot be provided. During the hearing of a case, it was held that the RTI applications filed by Dhamotia have drastically hampered the routine work of the Ludhiana MC.

Many of the officers of the MC office are all-day busy in dealing with his RTI information, whereas other officers have to visit State Information Commission to file reply in the Commission on the appeal filed by Dhamotia.


Disposing off the appeals filed by Dhamotia, State Information Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan held that "the duty of the Commission to see that such blatant act of misuse of RTI Act should not be allowed further and such situation needs to be appropriately dealt with to secure the faith of the public in the ‘Sun Shine Act’ and remove obstacles in functioning of public authority, which would eventually prevent public authority from focusing on transparency.


"His act of running riot with filing repeated application seeking inane and voluminous information has become counter-productive of public interest. The commission cannot allow such fishing operations of the appellant. We see his act as misuse rather abuse of the RTI act with unsavory motives. The commission accordingly disposes all the appeals in hand in terms of section 7 (9) of RTI Act and allows the public authority to ignore his applications in future."
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