What penalties can be charged on the PIO if the information is delayed?
If the concerned PIO does not provide information in time, complaints can be filed against him for violation of the Act to Information Commission, which can impose penalties. These penalties amount to Rs 250 per day of delay and if the information provided is false, a penalty of a maximum of Rs 25000 can be imposed. A penalty can also be imposed for providing incomplete or for rejecting application for malafide reasons. This fine fees is deducted from the officer’s personal salary.