Congress opposes decision to expand State Information Commission

As reported Zee News (Bureau Report), June 28, 2008

Ranchi, June 28: The congress on Saturday opposed the Jharkhand government's decision to raise the strength of the State Information Commission a week after it reportedly recommended addition of three more names to the six-member body.

"There is no need to raise the strength of the current six-member commission in Jharkhand. There are several states where the information commission is manned by one, two or three members only," PCC spokesman Alok Dubey told newsmen.

The recent recommendation of three names for the commissioner's post sent to governor S S Razi amounts to 'politicisation of the constitutional posts,' the party, in a press release, said.

"The government is still not fulfilling congress' continued demands for setting up various commissions and boards for minority communities," Dubey said.

PCC president Pradeep Kumar Balmachu has recently met AICC president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi and apprised her of the prevailing political situation in the state.

The PCC president had also met Union Minister Ajay Makan and discussed with him the political affairs of the state. Makan is the party's in-charge of Jharkhand affairs. The congress, which had served a 60-day 'perform or perish' ultimatum on the Koda dispensation last year, is a crucial outside supporter of the ruling UPA.
Bureau Report

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