Monday, November 16, 2009

Comply with RTI provisions

Detailed discussion took place at a seminar organized by municipal corporation (MC) to make its officers aware of the ambit of Right To Information (RTI) Act on Monday. In the seminar that was organized following orders of state information commission (SIC), MC officers said people had been harassing them on pretext of RTI.

According to information, in a case filed by RTI activist Rohit Sabharwal, state information commissioner Surinder Singh had asserted that the pendency of cases brought out was alarmingly high. It seemed no efforts were being made by the PIO/APIOs and first appellate authority of MC to deal with pending RTI applications. He had directed MC commissioner AK Sinha to take necessary action to organize a seminar for training PIOs, APIOs and first appellant authority of MC with the help of NGOs, adding that compliance of orders be intimated to the commission within a month.

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