Friday, May 19, 2017

State information panel hearing on RTI Act

Assam Tribune: Guwahati: Friday, May 19, 2017.
The Assam Information Commission, while disposing of a second appeal of the Directorate of Agriculture today, observed that many public authorities have not complied with the statutory provisions for suo-moto disclosure of information under Section 4(2) required to be made within 120 days from the date of enactment of the RTI Act, 2005.
Non-disclosure of information has resulted in submission of a large number of RTI petitions, appeals and complaints which could have been avoided had the public authorities complied with the requirements of Section 4 of the Act.