KATHMANDU, August 9: The National Information Commission (NIC) has punished the chiefs of 33 offices for refusing to give information to the seekers. They faced the music for violating the Right to Information (RTI) guaranteed by the constitution.
The NIC which was established in 2065 BS has so far exercised its rights given by Section 32 of the RTI Act, 2065 BS against such a number of office chiefs.
According to Information Officer Ratna Prasad Mainali of NIC, among those facing action for failure to implement the RTI, most are from Tribhuvan University subordinate bodies. They include seven controllers of examination, four TU Service Commission employees, one TU rector, four chiefs of local units, six school principals and campus chiefs and 11 others.