Thursday, March 13, 2014

If CIC favors Public Information Officers? Is RTI Act really effective?

If  CIC favors Public Information Officers (PIO)? Is RTI Act really effective?
Congress alwayz claim gifting of RTI Act to Indian citizens. The Act has been enacted constitutionally.  However,

1.The political parties themselves are not respecting the Act.

2. Attending hearing at CIC (Central Information Commission) is of not much use as many important points are being missed in a hearing of 4-5 minutes. They alwayz try to wind up the hearing in some 5-10 minutes. In fact it seems the Right to Information Act ( सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम ) to be proactive to the Public Authorities. I am unable to guess why?
3. I have been raising appeals before CIC against Delhi Police, Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), Department of Post (DoP) for the past more than two years.
4. I have now got two RTI appeals before CIC listed for hearing on 13th March 2014 and three appeals for hearing on 19th March 2014. I am just in confusion whether to attend the hearing or not as many hearings attended in the past have not yielded any information despite complaining to CIC. There have been clear evidencing that the Public Information Officers have acted malafidelly still no penalty imposed on them. If the information have been received from the Public Authorities, possibly a nexus should have surfaced out in the family dispute matters.

The thought of not attending the hearing is based on the fact that all points for arguments are already given in the 2nd appeal. At least by not attending the hearing,  I expect all those points to be addressed in the CIC order. It is just trying out this technology.

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