Friday, July 30, 2010

RTI activists seek Court intervention- Kochi

As a final resort, Right to Information activists in the state are planning to approach the court against the appointment of Sony B Thengamam as the State Information Commissioner. The RTI Federation of Kerala has already taken an in-principle decision to approach the Kerala High Court once he assumes office. With Governor RS Gavai giving clearance to the appointment of Sony Thengamam as the Information Commissioner overcoming huge protests, the RTI activists are left with no choice other than moving the court. Sony was appointed based on the recommendations by a committee consisting of the Chief Minister, Home Minister and the Opposition Leader. There were protests against the appointment as Sony Thengamam was an office-bearer of the CPI. However, the name was cleared by the Governor based on the contention that currently Sony Thengamam is not holding any official position in the party

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