Patna: Bihar information commission does not have figures concerning applicants harassed for seeking information since the Right to Information came into force in October 2006, state Chief Information Commissioner A K Choudhary said on Wednesday.
The commission has received 70353 applications ever since the implementation of the RTI Act in Bihar and out of them 65455 has already been disposed off. The rest 4898 applications are pending for disposal, he said.
Choudhury said he also did not have information on fines collected from public information officers under RTI Act for violating it.
Harassment of applicants related to law and order and the state home department looked after such complaints, he said adding information could be obtained through the help line of the department.
Citing instances of action against harassment to applicants, he said a PIO was recently punished in Darbhanga for allegedly harassing an applicant after probe by home secretary and Darbhanga inspector general of police.
Choudhary said an international conference on RTI would be organised here on March 2-3, which would be participated by several renowned RTI activists from across the world.