Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bihar ranks 10th on RTI parameters

Although Bihar has earned laurels at the national level for taking the initiative to provide information under the RTI Act besides establishing Jankari call centre, the state is placed tenth in the country with regard to RTI parameters. There are 28 informtion commmissions in the states and one at the Centre with altogether 94 information commissioners. Bihar is far behind Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Orissa, Assam and four other states but ahead of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states. This has been revealed in a survey conducted by the National RTI Awards
Secretariat to assess the performance of information commissions across the country for National RTI Awards 2009. It is based on the feedback from 6,000 people.

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