Jabalpur RTI High Court Notice : The High Court has expressed surprise at an order of Madhya Pradesh State Information Commissioner Vijay Manohar Tiwari, the High Court has taken seriously the order for departmental inquiry against the person seeking information under the Right to Information, Jabalpur High Court hearing the matter While doing so, information has been sought from Commissioner Vijay Manohar Tiwari on affidavit.
High Court gave instructions
The High Court has directed the Information Commissioner to tell under which section of the RTI Act he has given instructions for departmental inquiry against the applicant itself, the High Court has also warned of imposing fine on the Information Commissioner if the answer is not satisfactory, Jabalpur The High Court has fixed the next hearing on the matter after 4 weeks.
this was the case
Let us inform that this petition was filed in the High Court by Vivekananda Mishra, a teacher from Tikamgarh, who said that he had sought information from the District Education Officer under RTI. Appeal was filed. Information Commissioner Vijay Manohar Tiwari, while hearing the appeal, directed the applicant to give information, but by holding the applicant guilty of misuse of the RTI Act, ordered the Tikamgarh Collector to conduct a departmental inquiry against him, the complainant teacher approached the Information Commissioner. Calling this order arbitrary, it was challenged in the High Court, however, Justice Vivek Aggarwal of the Jabalpur High Court has summoned the information commissioner Vijay Manohar Tiwari, while commenting strongly.
Sandeep Kumar’s report from Jabalpur