Sunday, October 18, 2009

RTI Act turning toothless, protest citizens

Instead of working for the successful implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the State, the State Information Commission (SIC) has been working against it by delaying the disbursal of information to applicants, the United Forum for RTI Campaign said. Speaking to mediapersons at a silent protest conducted by United Forum in the premises of the APSIC on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of enactment of RTI Act, the State convener of the forum N Nagendra Babu, accused the SIC for delaying information to applicants, which subsequently led people to avoid contact with government offices. The Forum said that this potent weapon in the hands of citizens is not being allowed to be used extensively by various organisations in the State.

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