Monday, October 26, 2009

PIOs make appellant run from pillar to post

The RTI Act is still to ensure common man the right to information in the state. Public Authorities (PAs) have little regard for orders passed by State Information Commission (SIC). There are several cases highlighting the callous attitude of PAs. One such case is of an applicant, Dev Dutt Sharma, who had sought information from higher education department in 2006 but is still to get complete information. His case has been heard by five different information commissioners (ICs) in 18 hearings. "In February this year, the case was finally marked for hearing by chief information commissioner," said Sharma. This is the latest status of my case that I know about, he added.

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