CIC is adopting different methods to clear high number of pending RTI applications
GN Bureau | June 24, 2015
The Chief information commissioner (CIC) of India will soon have a new office complex in New Delhi. The CIC has been allotted land for a building at the old JNU Campus. The building will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 42.53 crore.
This information was given by union minister of state in PMO Jitendra Singh when CIC Vijai Sharma had a meeting with him.
The complex would be that all the offices related to central information commission under single roof in the same premises.
Jitendra Singh said, the Modi government is committed to bring in maximum transparency and therefore, facilitating easy and conducive functioning of the office of Chief Information Commissioner is a step in that direction.
Sharma informed Jitendra Singh that as on date, the number of RTI applications is quite high but different methods are being worked out to reduce the pendency.
Jitendra Singh said the emphasis on e-governance and placing all the relevant information in public domain has considerably improved transparency as well as accountability. As far as Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is concerned, many of the orders relating to promotions and empanelments of the officers reach the concerned officer through the website even before a formal notification has been issued, he added.
Refuting the criticism in certain quarters that there is undue delay in disposing the RTI applications, Jitendra Singh said that a mechanism will be evolved in course of time for early disposal of RTI applications. The very fact that the RTI applications are increasing day by day is also a tribute to healthy democratic functioning and the readiness of the government to respond to every request for information to be placed in public domain, he observed.
He also discussed the plans to observe the 10th Anniversary of enactment of RTI Act, which falls on October, 12, 2015.
It’s a sultry March afternoon and students at a municipal school in Santacruz East are engrossed in their lecture. It’s 4 pm already but the training session in the mobile repairing course is in full swing. Twenty-four boys and four girls of class IX are in the last leg of their course before t
Courier services and sales teams have soared into efficiency using smartphone apps to monitor deliveries, visits, timeliness and performance. Taking a leaf from their book, Gujarat is equipping accredited social health activists (ASHAs) and midwives with smartphones and an app to bring down infant and ma
The railway infrastructure consulting PSU, RITES Limited is coming up with its IPO on June 20, 2018, as the government of India is selling its 24 million equity shares (12%) stake in the Mini Ratna PSU. As an initial public offering 25,200,000 equity shares are offered in which employee reservation portion
Speaking to Governance Now, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani elaborates on the Sujalam Sufalam scheme to rejuvenate talavdis and desilt reservoirs and lakes. He also speaks on water, politics, and cons
It’s 10 am and in Dhandhuka town of Ahmedabad district, the sun is already scorching. A dry lake, which was desilted and deepened a few weeks back, has been turned into a venue for a fete. Shamianas have been erected, women in bright sarees and men and children in their best clothes flock the venue,
This story may sound apocryphal but it was recounted by LK Advani in one of his casual conversations. Talking about Morarji Desai, he said that despite his idiosyncrasies, he was a man of impeccable integrity. To buttress his point Advani recalled this incident: After the Janata Party formed the government