CIC puts pending RTI cases on website

The move will ensure that no case remains unheard as missing cases can be reported by appellant

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Jasleen Kaur | February 3, 2012



The chief information commission and the office of information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi have taken a step to ensure transparency in the disposal of RTI cases. Both offices have put up the list of pending cases on their websites from January this year.

The list contains the registration date of the complaint, complainant’s name, the department concerned and the status of the case.

The step has been taken to ensure that no case is missed from the hundreds that are heard every day and that there is more transparency in the system.

“We give decisions of almost 2000 cases every month, in between there have been times when there has been an appeal but it did not come for hearing. We realized that 110 such cases were missed in 2010. But this list will ensure there is no miss from our side,” Gandhi said.

He adds, since this list has been put up, the office has received calls from people asking details about their cases which were not mentioned in the list.

“This will definitely help people to track the status of their case,” he adds.

It is expected that soon all the other information commissioners will adopt the transparency move and that the list will be updated every month.

Gandhi feels this should also be adopted by the judiciary system as it will benefit people.
 

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