Urgent Need to Establish A Central Agency to Control & Coordinate all Information Commissions
Lack of control and coordination of all the Information Commissions including CIC is making the RTI a laughing stock. Latest outburst of Sri.Khejerwal is an example. Anyone having an iota of accountability will never issue such an order. Different States are having different types of Rules. Many of them consider it as their own private shop laying down their own terms not in consistence with the RTI Act which is void as per the Act itself.
It is high time for the government to put a bridle on these Commissions. The Central Agency should coordinate the activities of all commissions making them accountable to at least a Central gency.But who will bell the cat ? Section 14 gives out a proceedure to remove undesirable elements from the Commission . But how to do it and who will do it ? The existing procedure is not practicable.