Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chhattisgarh Information panel for extra pay to PIOs

Chhattisgarh State Information Commission has suggested that Government staff in various departments - designated as Public Information Officers (PIOs) - should get extra remuneration for doing additional work under the Right to Information Act. "In addition to their routine responsibilities, Government staff have to put in extra efforts to discharge duties as PIOs, as defined under the RTI Act," the SIC stated in its annual report. As compared to 2006, the total number of PIOs has increased by 40.65 per cent and the number of applications under the RTI Act, too, swelled by 21.23 per cent than that of the previous year.

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