Agra: Twelve information officers of various state government departments in Uttar Pradesh have been fined Rs 25,000 each for failing to provide information sought under the RTI Act.

State information commissioner Gajendra Yadav found the 12 officers guilty of not providing information or delaying the process.

Assistant regional transport officer Daroga Singh, district basic shiksha adhikari Dharmendra Saxena, secretary water works VK Gupta, Etmadpur tehsildar Jeet Lal Saini, district inspector of schools Dinesh Yadav, horticulture officer Anita Yadav were among the 12 people.

The other officers are from the electricity department, police, municipal corporations and panchayat and block level officers.

The 12 officers have been asked to present their case in person in 10 days, failing which they will have to pay the fine.

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