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Babus squirm as CIC breathes down their neck : HT DRIVE AGAINST BRIBE

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 4, 2006

Babus squirm as CIC breathes down their neck
HT Correspondent
Lucknow, July 3


Khan issues summons to officials’ bosses

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS continue to adopt a lackadaisical attitude towards the Right To Information Act (RTI). On Monday, however, the ‘babus’ had to face music at the hands of the Chief Information Commissioner Justice MA Khan, who reviewed the progress of requests for information made by people under the RTI to them.

Khan pulled up officials for not coming prepared with the facts of the case and asked them to send their respective bosses next time round to the hearing. An officer on special duty at the LDA was particularly hauled up by the CIC after he failed to give a proper reply to the query raised by one Chitra Kumar. On an application under RTIA, Kumar had asked LDA to explain on what basis he was not allotted a plot.

“You are not fit even to be clerk,” Khan told the OSD even as he issued summons of personal appearance to LDA Secretary RB Yadav postponing the matter for Tuesday. Likewise, summons have also been issued to principle secretary Irrigation and secretary Irrigation Anant Kumar Singh, who have been asked to appear before the commission on July 24 and July 10, respectively, for not complying with the CIC’s order.

Khan said warrants would be issued against all those who do not appear on the fixed date. In all, 11 cases came up for hearing. Of these, while two each belonged to the PWD, Irrigation and Health department, one each related to the LDA, Sahkari Sugar Mill, Basic Education Department, Power and United India Insurance. Besides, 18 fresh complaints against irrigation, revenue, medical, power and other development agencies were registered by the CIC. Khan said that the complaints along with the response of the department concerned should be given in two copies by the applicants to ensure early disposal.


2 Responses to “Babus squirm as CIC breathes down their neck : HT DRIVE AGAINST BRIBE”

  1. sir.
    Pranam. s o thana kotwali city Bijnoure and s p Bijnoure.(up) will not give me any information about my application
    sir please help me about my application
    And send me R T I. C I C UP offish Address
    Ganesh Prasad kala (National Football Player)
    71/5 Bakralwala Neshvila Road Dehradun uttrakhand
    Phone no 9412403060 Email kg99999@gmail.com

  2. Mo.Habib said

    Dear sir,

    i have appealed in attara post graduate collage for admission related information.250 rs charges i have paid to collage but still i have not receive any information so plz tell me what we can do and whats next process.


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