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    Lax officials’ perks to be cut


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    </td></tr> <tr><td class="DCText"> Hyderabad, May 11: State government officials who refuse to disclose information under the Right to Information Act will have difficulty in getting regular promotions and increments. The State Information Commission will ask the government to include its strictures and remarks against such employees in their service records.
    Authorities will take these too into account while deciding on the promotions and increments of employees. The commission believes that this will persuade government employees to act more responsibly when citizens seek information under the Act. Chief Information Commissioner C.D. Arha said that the commission wanted the Act to be implemented in a more effective manner.
    "We hope that putting all the details in the service records will make the staff more cautious," he told this correspondent. As of now, 1.80 lakh employees have been designated as public information officers in various departments. As per the new guidelines being framed by the commission, employees who refuse to cooperate with the PIOs will also be held responsible.
    This means that other officials cannot palm off the responsibility of providing information to the PIO. "Even heads of the departments will be made responsible," he said. "We summoned a dozen IAS officers when petitions were not disposed of in a stipulated period." The commission has got 3,670 petitions and complaints against government employees in the last one-and-a-half years. Though people in urban areas are aware of the Act and are seeking information under it, there is not much awareness in villages.

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    It is a good move by the AP state SIC. Other SICs & the CIC should also get such measures implemented in their respective jurisdictions.

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    Ganpat,
    In fact, if you go thorough the apic website _:: Welcome to SCIC ::_ and the decisions listed therein, it is clear that most of the decisions are that the appeal procedure is not correct, documents are not correct, not self attested, etc. This only shows that either there is total lack of awareness about RTI and its procedures in AP or the rules for appeal are not well understood by the citizens.
    I had posted in another thread about applying for information to SIC (http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/ask-rt...ation-sic.html) wherein I was reffering to this particular SIC. It seems that someone from APIC is a member of this board and they are taking self action before my application under RTI !! (or can be just a strange coincidence...afterall great people think alike but fools never differ) He He He He He He He LOL !
    Last edited by karira; 13-05-07 at 10:14 AM. Reason: Correction of spelling error



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