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Mizoram appoints information commissioners

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 4, 2006

Mizoram appoints information commissioners
Aizawl | July 04, 2006 1:42:19 PM IST

http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20060704/381226.html

Acting under the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, Mizoram Governor A R Kohli has appointed the State Chief Information Commissioner (SCIC) and State Information Commissioner (SIC) respectively here.

According to the official order, Robert Hrangdawla, a retired IAS officer, has been appointed as SCIC while K Tlanthanga, a retired IB(P)S, has been appointed as SIC.

Apart from this, the state government has already appointed 429 state information officers in various departments.

Further, the government has also inducted eight departmental appellate authority, official sources from Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DI&PR) here today informed UNI.

More than ten different departments have already started entertaining queries since the RTI was imposed in Mizoram, with the other states, on October 12, 2005.

The Law department has given approval to the Mizoram RTI rules while the budget is yet to be approved by the Finance department.

As has been notified by the government, fees should not be collected from citizens seeking information from the government until the RTI rules is in use.

The state’s Information department and the administrative training institute (ATI) have jointly organised training on RTI for State Public Information Officers and State Public Assistant Information Officers four times with experts from outside as resource persons.

UNI SNR SP SS1138

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