Thursday, August 10, 2017

‘Constitute state info commissions’

Indian Express: Hyderabad: Thursday, August 10, 2017.
A division bench of Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday wanted the AP and TS to take steps to constitute state information commissions and make appointments of the posts of Information commissioners under the Right to Information Act. It fixed six weeks time for the purpose. The bench of Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice J Uma Devi was dealing with a PIL filed by Forum for Good Governance. Petitioner’s counsel B Rachna Reddy said that whole RTI Act has become redundant as the commission is not functioning and both state governments are not responding to the issue. Telangana advocate general D Prakash Reddy told the bench that state government is ready to fill the posts and constitute the commission within six weeks. The bench then asked the AP state also to fill the posts within six weeks and report back to the court.