Right to Information – Master key to good governance

Conference OF Info commissioners in October

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 17, 2006

Dear Freinds ,

We have Read news reports that an Conference of all Information Commissioners is Scheduled in October . I request all freinds to Provide me Inputs on any Key Problems Faced in Implementation of RTI act till date (eg : Kannada Translation of the Act) and KRIA katte can Discuss this with OUR Information Commissioners for Discussion in the Scheduled Conference.

Dead line 05/08/2006.



N vikramsimha , KRIA Katte , #12 Sumeru Sir M N Krishna Rao Road , Basvangudi < Bangalore 560004.


3 Responses to “Conference OF Info commissioners in October”

  1. rtiact2005 said

    From: Send an Instant Message “Dhirendra Krishna”
    Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 03:42:53 -0000

    Dear Vikram,

    Let me point out main areas, where the Government has not taken
    adequate measures for implementing the RTI Act:

    A. According to section 4(1)(a), public authorities are required to
    computerise their record and connect them through network all over
    the country, so that access to information is facilitated. I do not
    see any advertisement/public disclosure by authorities that enable
    citizens to access the information as per Section 4(1)(a)

    B.Section 4(2)talks of suo-moto disclosure of information of public
    interest, so that public need not resort to RTI Act, to seek
    information. This is in aqddition to the specific items given in
    4(1)(b), where disclosure is mandatory. How many public authorities
    have complied with this far-reaching provision of law?

    C.Section 26 has not recieved the required attention. Not enough has
    been done to develop and organise educational programs to advance
    the understanding of RTI Act amongst the citizens.

    It is suggested that Kria Katte may formally take up these issues
    with CIC, for the consideration in October conferance.

    Dhirendra Krishna

  2. rtiact2005 said

    From: “Manoj K. Kamra”
    Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 04:03:56 -0000

    Dear Mr. Dhirendra Krishna,

    Delighted to read about raising this basic issue.My humble
    suggestion is work from backwards i.e. check govt. websites having
    proper suomotu declaration and you will be amazed to know that very
    few sites fulfils the suomotu declaration as per 4.1.b (i)-(xvii) of
    the act.

    So we should select these few websites and present in the conference
    as role models which majority of websites have ignored and need
    directions to follow.

    52 page handbook on rti portal,persmin website is the most
    comprehensive suomotu declaration reducing rti applications to 20%.

    Due to inadeqate suomotu declaration,total 15 DDs have been returned
    back for correction by the PIOs whereas on deptt. website,there is
    no A/c address for DD.Worst example is CPWD website.four DDs of cpwd
    of different offices have been returned so far.In one DD,PIO has not
    given correct address despite returning.

    In my opinion,out of 17 manuals , 3-4 needs serious consideration.
    records held by the office,name and designation of PIO at district
    level(several deptts have only pio at head office only),A/c detail
    for DD,powers and duties of officers,record available in electronic

    If these 3-4 information be made available , then it will be relief
    to serious rti applicants.

    with regards
    Manoj K. Kamra

  3. rtiact2005 said

    From: “Manish Sisodia”
    Date: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:13 pm
    Subject: Re: [eGovUP] Conference OF Info commissioners in October

    Before we decide anything on the conference my question is-

    Does The Central Information Commission has any moral authority to have a conference on Right to Information, since almost 99% of the IC’s in this country just working on ‘How to hide the information’ . What could be their motive of this conference, ” ensure their aaka’s that need not to worry, in last one year we have done enough work to ruin people’s right to information in India?”
    I think we all should oppose this conference in an aggressive manner.

    Manish Sisodia

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