'Inexplicit information equivalent to no information'

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Sultanpur, Jan 13 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Information Commissioner Subhash Chandra Pandey today warned officials of stringent action for providing inexplicit information under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Giving equivocal information is a punishable offence as it is equivalent to denial of information, Mr Pandey told newspersons here.

So far, 120 officials had payed a penalty of Rs 25,000 and are facing departmental inquiry for the offence.

During 2005-2007, state had registered 17,722 cases under the Act, of which 13,784 were solved.

Most of the complaints were from Education, Revenue and Panchayat departments.

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