GUWAHATI, April 19 - The State Information Commission (SIC) has directed the Directorate of Health Services, Assam, to pay a compensation of Rs one lakh to Purabi Kataki. The Commission further ordered that the payment should be made through the Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar before May 31 this year.
An official release said that Kataki submitted an application to the Directorate of Health Services seeking details of the status of the bill of the medical expenses of her husband, who subsequently died. The RTI petition was filed on April 21, 2012. But as she did not get any response from the Directorate, she applied to the State Information Commission, seeking justice.
The Commission directed payment of Rs 62,605 as medical treatment expenses, Rs 25,395 as interest and Rs 12,000 as fine for not responding to the RTI application.