Blog Post relating to State Information commission.
Of late defiance of orders of Information Commissioners has become rampant. The only remedy with the information seeker is to lodge complaint with Chief Information Commissioner, who routinely issues another order for compliance that too after a delay ranging from 6 to 36 months depending upon efficiency and pendency of CIC/SIC. Commissions hardly invoke powers of Civil Court vested in it u/s 18.3 to ensure speedy compliance of its own orders. Hence I suggest that if after two months
I find that CIC/SICs are returning appeals/complaints on small procedural deficiencies. I append below extracts from judgements on procedural deficiencies, as mentioned by hon’ble Supreme Court of India. This can be used by members while representing to Chief IC:
a) “A procedural law is always in aid of justice, not in contradiction or to defeat the very object which is sought to be achieved”. [ Saiyad Mohd. V Abdulhabib, (1988)