Sunday, March 05, 2017

New CIC reviews SIC functioning

Kashmir Images‎‎: Jammu: Sunday, March 05, 2017.
The Sate Chief Information Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai took a review meeting with the officers of the State Information Commission (SIC) today.
The CIC was informed about the working of the Commission and about the pending appeals and complaints. The CIC directed for quick disposal for which a system must be devised to reduce the pendency.
The CIC also underlined the importance of the implementation of the provisions of the RTI Act and the Rules by the various Government Departments and other public authorities to ensure faster disposal of the complaints and redress of the grievances of the RTI applicants at the level of the PIOs and the First Appellate Authority.
He stated that if all the government departments and public authorities implement the provisions of the State RTI Act pertaining to display/disclosure of suo-motto information under Section-4 and appointment of PIOs under Section-5 of the Act, most of the applications will get disposed at the level of the public authorities themselves.
In this regard, he desired that instructions about the same need to be reiterated by the commission to all the public authorities in the state.