Every citizen has right to obtain info from govt deptt: CIC
Islamabad (Anantnag), May 5: To bring transparency in the system and to make the Government department accountable under RTI Act, the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), G R Sufi alongwith Registrar of the Commission, Muhammad Sayeed today visited district Anantnag.
While interacting with district administration PIOís of various departments and members of Civil Society, Sufi said that every citizen has the right to obtain information from any Government Department Public authority constituted under State/Central Law and which is directly or indirectly financed by the State Government or such authority.
He was addressing with PIOís at Dak Bungalow, Khanabal today. He said under Section 6 an applicant should request in any language and attach a receipt of Rs. 50/- deposited in Government Treasury or Post Office.
The PIOís of the department is bound to give its decision within a period 30 days.
The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Syed Kifayat Hussain Rezvi during the interaction said that PIOs are bound to provide information or to reject the application within 30 days under the RTI Act. He also informed that 225 applications were received out of which disposal was made for 193 and 32 are pending.
The Bar President, other members and prominent citizens requested for conducting of seminars and symposiums to aware the common people about the Acts of RTI laws.
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