Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
As per the information available with Central Information Commission, 18,32,181 applications were filed before Central Public Authorities during the years 2007-08 to 2010-11. Out of these, information was supplied in 17,33,620 cases.
Information about applications received and disposed of by public authorities of State Governments is not centrally maintained.
A sum of Rs. 2,21,56,363/- was collected as fees from RTI applicants by Central Public Authorities over the period from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
Central Information Commission may impose a penalty if a Public Information Officer, without any reasonable cause, refuses to accept an application or does not furnish information within specified time or malafidely denies information or gives incorrect, incomplete or misleading information.
A sum of Rs.44,23,221/- was recovered as penalty from Central Public Information Officers over the period 2007-08 to 2010-11.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha.