CIC visits Kargil, chairs PIOs, FAA meet
31 CASES SETTLED UNDER RTI ACT IN DISTRICT: CEO
Kargil, July 23: In order to discuss the status of implementation of RTI Act. State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) G R Sufi convened a meeting of Officers designated as public Information Officers, assistant public information officers and first Appellate authority at Kargil today.
Addressing the meeting, the CIC said the people had right to know about the functioning of administration and the status of developmental works being executed in their areas, seeking information from the authorities with in stipulated times.
The CIC said it is the duty of every Public Information Officer (PIO) to provide the information within a period of 30 days from date of filling of application. He said if the information was not provided with the specific time, the applicant has the right to approach the commission, adding that commission will take action against the erring official. He also stressed on the PIOs to get fully knowledge about the RTI Act and provide information strictly under the guide lines of Act. Various sections and clauses of Act were discussed thoroughly in the meeting.
Earlier, highlighting the status of implementation of RTI Act in the District, Nodal Officer & Chief Executive Officer KDA Khadim Hussain Munshi said under RTI Act 34 applications were received so far of which 31 cases settled. He further said awareness programmes were also organized at district headquarter and block headquarters to educate people about RTI Act. As many as 26 public Information Officers (PIO) and 20 First Appellate Authority (FAA) have been designated for proper implementation of RTI Act in the district.
Among others, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kacho Hassan Khan and other senior officials of district administration were also present in the meeting.
Later, The CIC also held meeting with Public representatives and members of civil society which include Member Parliament Ladakh Gh. Hassan Khan, Representatives of Islamia School, IKMT, Budhist Association , Bar Association, besides Sarpanchs and Panchs of various areas and discussed measures for smooth implementation of RTI Act. He also visited Border village Hundurman and educated the people about RTI Act.
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