Daily Excelsior: Jammu: Friday, March 31, 2017.
A delegation of RTI activists and lawyers including Balvinder Singh, convener of Sangarsh RTI Movement, Dewaker Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Raman Sharma, and Adv Vilakshan Singh called on Chief Information Commissioner Khurshid Ahmed Ganai.
The delegation members assured their fullest cooperation to the newly appointed CIC and hoped that his huge past experience would be of great help in ensuring proper implementation of all the provisions of the RTI Act in letter and spirit.
The delegation also urged the RTI Chief to take up the issue of appointment of two other Information Commissioners with the Government so that pending cases of appeals and complaints before the Commission are disposed of expeditiously. They also asked the CIC to direct the Government functionaries and other public authorities to start RTI sensitization programs for officers and general public as well, as per the mandate of section 23 of Jammu and Kashmir Right To Information Act, 2009.
CIC gave a patient hearing to the delegation and asked them to continue their mission with honesty and dedication so that RTI becomes a mass movement and a tool to curtail corruption from the society.