CIC struggles to clear huge backlog of cases
AS reported in the Hindu on May 18, 2008
It is supposed to ensure that people get information under the RTI, but
the Central Information Commission (CIC) is itself suffering from a
huge pendency of cases and over 6,000 appeals filed with it are still
In all, 6,364 cases were pending with the CIC till the end of March,
2008, as per a reply to an RTI application.
According to RTI experts, it would take an year or more for a new case
to come up for hearing before the CIC, and by then the information one
has sought could become irrelevant.