Saturday, June 19, 2010

RTI plea returns undelivered

The office of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has no Public Information Officer (PIO) to receive applications filed under the Right to Information Act. An RTI application seeking details on who assisted (the then chief of Union Carbide) Warren Anderson, the main accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, to leave the country with full VVIP protocol, was returned `undelivered' to activist Subash Chandra Agrawal stating that "there was no post of PIO in CM's office, hence returned." Mr. Agrawal has approached the Central Information Commission asserting that the return of the application was refusal to furnish information, for which proceedings under Section 18 of the RTI Act should be initiated against the persons concerned. He wanted a direction to the Chief Minister's Office to respond to the queries contained in the June 9 application.

Labels: , ,

Complete Article
Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]