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I found people are becoming disillusioned due to the (1) long pendency of appeals in CIC, (2) sometimes harsh tone and manners of the ICs during the hearing (3) non-addressal of the grievance against the CPIOs/FAs (4) miss-placing of documents/Files in the office of CIC and (5) Inadequate infrastructure with CIC inclusive of manpower.
I keep on thinking how CIC can be made pro-active without getting an answer in my mind; The common people believe, as I do, that CIC and the SICs
I wonder as an applicant, why info does not flow in time to applicants after filing of the RTI application?
Appeals 1st and 2nd should be for any dispute on the correctness etc.of the info. Why appeals have to be filed for not receiving info at all?
I have been going through the various decisions by CIC as well as various SICs on DPC proceedings, ACRs, Disciplinary proceedings, Corruption etc. and am quite amazed and sad to find that the PAs are invariably successful in evading information despite the fact that the RTI Act-2005 overrides the Official Secret Act. In spite of the preamble of the Act dictating that the Act is meant to bring transparency and accountability in the process of Governance, the transparency and accountability is
The number of pending appeals with CIC is 9769 and the cumulative disposal is 30,218 till June 2009. With our current estimated population of +1100 million, the number of pending appeals and disposal is like a drop in the ocean. I wonder does it indicate a happy situation – all is well and information is freely and timely available, and there is no need for any more transparency & accountability. Or does it indicate lack of awareness about the RTI Act-2005. Or does it indicate the ability
Like many of my fellow citizens I too shared the ecstasy of RTI Act-2005, imagining that all evils of corruption and misadministration would come to an end. But going through the various case histories as depicted in numerous CIC decisions I am disillusioned. The reasons being the successful evasion of different provisions of RTI Act-2005 by the PAs, CPIOs and FAAs by misusing Section 8 of the Act with impunity. They are an expert lot to defeat the purpose of this wonderful enactment exploiting