Imphal, Nov 8
Office of the Deputy Commissioner Imphal West has denied giving information sought through Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005 to a citizen of the country. The office of the Deputy Commissioner Imphal West also degrade the Manipur Information Commission by not appearing and filing written statement over the reason for failure to provide information sought by Yengkhom Praveena Devi, daughter of Y. Shyamo Singh of Khongman Mayai Leikai, Imphal East.
Yengkhom Praveena Devi had sought information about the procedure for mutation of land with record of Jammabandi/Patta No. 216(old)/ 397 (New) covered by C.S. Dag No. 1110 measuring 0.12920 acres situated at 47-Chingamakha Village. The applicant, who is a citizen of the country had sought information by providing a copy of the mutation petition and its procedure of the said land among others.
Yengkhom Praveena Devi sought the information from the (SPIO) DC Imphal West first on July 30, 2019. After the DC Office did not give any reply she again sought the information from the Revenue Commissioner on September 4, 2019 and after failure to provide the information the appellant appealed the matter to the Manipur Information Commission on October 14, 2019. The commission after hearing the matter on October 15, 2015 summoned the authority of the office DC Imphal West to appear and file a written statement today (Nov. 8, 2019) at 11.45 am.
However, without giving any proper lawful explanation, none of the authority of the DC Imphal West Office appeared before the commission. The Commission reserved the order but stated that the matter will be heard and determined in the absence of the DC office.
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