Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Meghalaya the top info provider

Meghalaya has topped the list of states and the Centre in providing information through the Right to Information Act, according to information commissioner G.P. Wahlang. He launched the Meghalaya Right to Information website today. Wahlang quoted the major findings on the implementation of the RTI Act, 2008, presented during the national convention held in New Delhi in mid-October. The Central Information Commission organised the convention. Wahlang said here today that Meghalaya, with a success rate of 82 per cent, ranked first in providing information, followed by the Centre with 81 per cent. The success rates decreased to nearly 29 per cent in the case of Karnataka and 23 per cent in Assam. While Maharashtra has 16,000 pending cases, the Central Information Commission has 7,000.
Meghalaya, however, had only three pending cases. According to Wahlang, the penalty imposed in cases deposed by the Commissions was as high as 83.3 per cent in case of Nagaland, 28.1 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh and in Meghalaya, it stood at 4.4 per cent.

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