Repeal of RTI rules setback to civil rights of masses: Wajahat

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 17: Terming the repeal of Right to Information (RTI) Rules -2010 in Jammu and Kashmir as setback to civil rights of masses, former Central Chief Information Commissioner and incumbent Chairman National Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah on Saturday said that RTI rules recently implemented by the state government are insufficient.
 “When Centre realized that its RTI Rules were insufficient, JK Government, surprisingly, implemented the same (insufficient Rules).  It was not only assault on RTI activists but an attack on rights of politicians, policemen and government employees,” Wajahat said addressing a consultation worshop organized by JK RTI movement in collaboration with  Center for Environment and Development.
 “The old RTI Rules in JK were stronger than Central Rules,” he added. Wajahat, who has opposed the amendments made by General Administration Department in RTI Rules, said the replacement of RTI Rules has lead to the clipping of the wings of State Information Commission (SIC).
 Member of Legislative Assembly Langate Er Rashid said that State Government has miserably failed to implement RTI Act and Public Service Guarantee Act on ground.
 Rashid alleged that he was denied information by the Legislative Assembly over expenditure incurred on outside state tours of ministers and bureaucrats.
 Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Movement, Sheikh Ghulam Rasool castigated State Government for amending RTI Rules.
 Tanveer Hussain of ANHAD accused State Information Commission (SIC) of sabotaging disclosure  of information by “delaying in deciding  the appeals filed before it”.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM KASHMIR

  • Kashmir

No end to power curtailments

Generation Dips, Pesky Power Cuts Irk Consumers

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Nov 17: With no improvement in power generation in the state and dip in discharge of rivers leading to fall in generation, Kashmir is witnessing severe power cuts, adding to woes of Valleyites More



  • Srinagar City

SMC strengthens anti-polythene army

BUILDING INSPECTORS TO OPERATE AS APOS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 17: Gearing up his staff to tackle polythene menace more stringently, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner (SMC), Commissioner Dr GN Qasba Saturday spoke tough on the issue even More




  • Jammu

Top govt functionaries in dock; HC seeks personal appearance

COMMON SENIORITY OF MEDICAL FACULTY

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Nov 17: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has taken serious notice of the suggestion made by a high-level committee, constituted by the government, recommending common seniority list of the faculty members More



  • Court Watch

HC quashes detention order of Mushtaq-ul-Islam

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Nov 17: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order of chairman Muslim League Mushtaq-ul-Islam directing the government to release him immediately if he is not involved in some other More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions