Posted In: Right To Information (RTI)
by just appointing the judges to the RTI commission will not help. much more. In fact the basic law was emanated from various countries. In fact many countries not only judges but other eminent persons were appointed. Moreover, you know Mr. Shailes gandhi who is not a judge but done a marvellous job. fjurther, the essence of act is to comply the requirement of transparancy and promote awareness among the people whereas the so called bureaucracy is helping the politicians how to kill these essential elements. The self centered and coward politician are trying to take all efforts to kill this law and also threatening the activists and even killing them also. I have lost hope.
most of the departments even after 7 years after the enactment of law still they are dilly dallying to give information. Most of the departments are not updating their website or intensively give false/old information. Because many of the information seekers are not take action till the end i.e., approaching the CIC for getting the information they wanted. Further, even if the information is obtained one is not interested to pursue the same for logical ends. we must try to make awareness among all concerned.
I entirely agree that awareness is a must amongst all RTI lovers. As rightly observed by you some of the informatoion seekers leave the matter in between rather thatn taking the same to a logical end. Even a few who approach CIC do not get justice from the Information Commissioner as they are from the same set up, which is required to be transparent by supplying the information required. But unfortnately, they also get support to their wrong doings from the CIC. If the head of the CIC and other State Information Commissions are judicial they would certainly not side with the information givers and would ensure that justice in done that regard. I have experienced the same in my case. The Informaton Commissioner in the name of Public Interest sided with the Department of the Government of India. I am planning to go the Delhi High Court in that regard.
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