Friday, October 09, 2009

Information commissioners to get more powers

State Information Commissioner P N Vijayakumar has said that the Central and State Information Commissioners will soon get the power to declare compensation on erring Government officials who violate the law. Inaugurating the seminar on Right to Information Act and its achievements, organised by the district information office in association with the district administration as part of the Gandhi Jayanti Week celebrations at collectorate conference hall here on Thursday, Vijayakumar said that steps were taken to give independent powers to the Central and State Information Commissioners to impose fine on those who violate the law. Vijayakumar said that the applicants, who seeks information under the law, should be treated in a friendly manner.

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