Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reply quickly to queries: Maharashtra CIC

Maharashtra's top information official has said public undertakings must answer queries posed by the public under the Right to Information (RTI) Act within seven to 15 days. At his annual review meeting with secretaries, commissioners, and managing directors of public-sector undertakings, chief information commissioner Suresh Joshi said there was no need to wait for 30 days, the maximum limit specified under the act, to respond to an RTI query. "The RTI Act is like the chariot of Lord Jagannath," Joshi said. "It needs to be pulled purposefully by everyone."

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