Right to Information – Master key to good governance

Alexander for strengthening RTI implementation

Posted by rtiact2005 on October 15, 2006

Alexander for strengthening RTI implementation



Saturday October 14, 09:18 PM

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Stressing the need for a personal hearing of complainants by the Central Information Commission, Rajya Sabha MP P.C. Alexander Saturday said that it was the fundamental right of the petitioner to get speedy justice.

‘There was a necessity to give a personal hearing to the appellants before the Commission,’ Alexander told a convention on Right To Information (RTI) in the capital.


The three-day convention, marking the end of the first year of the RTI implementation, started Friday.


Expressing concern over the high rate of pending cases in all Information Commissions – both at the national and state level, he said the bodies should be provided full logistic support in terms of finance and administration to address the petitions.


‘There is a provision of 10 commissioners being posted in each Commission, which needs to be considered,’ Alexander added.


He said the act was being misused at the state-level and there was dire need to define what was public information. ‘The difference between the private and public interest should be clearly defined in the Act.’


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