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AP: RTI: departments come under scanner

Posted by rtiact2005 on November 1, 2006

RTI: departments come under scanner

Special Correspondent



CORNERED: State Information Commissioner R. Dileep Reddy grilling an official for not displaying circulars relating to the Right to Information in the office, on Tuesday.



TIRUPATI : State Information Commissioner R. Dileep Reddy has expressed his displeasure over the lack of proper response from the various Government departments in enforcing the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

During his surprise visit to a dozen departments in the town on Tuesday, he could hardly conceal his dismay over the `indifferent attitude’ of the departments even in displaying related circulars on notice boards of their respective offices.



At one stage he reportedly warned the officials concerned that they could be fined up to Rs.25,000 each for not displaying the circulars duly highlighting the 17 items on which public could seek information from them under the RTI. According to officials who accompanied the Commissioner, the latter was particularly unhappy with the Commercial Taxes office, office of the Executive Engineer (Roads and Buildings) and the E.E (Irrigation).


8 Responses to “AP: RTI: departments come under scanner”

  1. Manoj k. kamra said

    Utopia of SCIC for checking proactive disclosures, proactively.

  2. I.J.SWAMY said

    I received Rs 5000-00 as gratuity from Army for 5 yrs of commssioned service in Army medical corps. Later I served in Govt of AP whence I retired. AG , AP wrote to consider my Army service for pensiom I should refund army gratuity with simple interest . I want to know how much I should refund to govt of AP under what head of account ?
    Please inform



    I sent a registered letter dt.1/11/07. with a complaint against The Deputy M.R.O & Assisstant Information officer,Gara mandal,Srikakulam district against his reluctance to provide me the required information of my land record.The letter was received in “THE OFFICE OF A.P. STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION,HYDERABAD” on dt.5/11/07.please inform me about the action taken in this regard.


  4. Dr (Mrs) Sharada Sirohi said

    I had requested the Public Information Officer Hyderabad Urban Development Authority 1-8-323 Paigah Palace, Ploce Lines Secunderabad -3 vide Form A sent by speed post despatched from Saraswatipuram head post office Mysore postal receipt number SP EE 3646328731N dated 27 Aug 07 delivered on 29 Aug 07

    seeking information on the staus of my 300 sq yd plot No. 188 (Block A) Survey No. 326 Tellapur Village Sangareddy Taluk Medak District

    Whether the site is clear and whether development charges are invo;ved , if so, how much and mode by which topay and to whom.

    No reply despite on reminder 5 Oct 07
    May kindly help and advise action


  5. shrinivas said


    dear sir,

    if a person is working with andhra pradesh electricity board in hyderabad as senior engineer. can the state government employee take long leave say for 5 years and go to usa and work as software engineer???

    is it a violation of any state government law? under which section?

    kindly provide me the information on the same issue..

    kindly reply.



    I ask information first orally both panchayat Executive officer,G.medapadu and M.R.O. office superdient Samalkot,East godavari about Three numbers persons resisdence,street and door nunber of the persons since 2008 because of there are witness of the two criminal cases.Polices people and petitioner shows and kept falls witness and statement in that case. Actualy thery are not in that village.
    But both offices give answer about above said asked information not related to us orally.
    So i sent both perties regiestered postwith ACK for above information under right to information act.

    So please tell the information about who will P.I.O of the abovse said informatio either M.R.O or Executive officer(Grama panchayat).
    Thanking you sir,

  7. maneesh katti said

    hi sir,

    I applied for passport on 26th june 2010 file number is : W238255 . all my police verifications were completed still they are asking some P>P fprms to submit, no one giving proper resion why they stoped my passport. kindly help me in this.

  8. kasiviswanath said

    i have been lodged request compalaint to Dy Engineer Electricity department, Anantapur to relocate eltrical pole from my residence compound. in that letter explained difficults in of electrical pole.

    i am not getting any official reply from the department.

    so, could you please advise me what I have to do next. i can you provide proof letter whxih is submitted to electrical department, Anantapur a year back.

    pleae help us. now this electrical becoming threat to our young kids. During mosoon a light electrical shocks happening in the pole.

    so, please help us to take out the pole.


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