Friday, July 07, 2017

Citizens to file mass RTI applications

The Hindu: Bangaluru: Friday, July 07, 2017.
Volunteers from Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and other citizens over 500 who had applied to become members of ward committees in their wards, but have not been selected, have decided to protest by filing mass RTI applications with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Friday evening.
Srinivas Alavilli of CfB said the RTI queries will seek to know whether their applications were reviewed and if rejected why, along with the selection criteria followed to nominate members to the ward committees.
“We are shocked to see no transparent procedure in selection of nominees to the ward committees. None of the 500 applications have been considered, but instead, the ward committees are filled with councillors’ cronies,” he rued.