Raj Bhavan, CM’s Secretariat take lead

Submission of ARs on RTI Act implementation

Jammu, Apr 13: Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister’s secretariat have submitted Annual Returns for 2012-13 on the implementation of the RTI Act to the State Information Commission (SIC)  
 An official communiqué said Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister’s Secretariat are the first Public Authorities to submit the Annual Return to the SIC.
 Under Section 22 of the J&K RTI Act 2009, it is mandatory to furnish Annual Returns on the implementation of the RTI Act at the end of each financial year by Administrative departments  including Public Authorities and HOD’s falling under purview of the Act.
 “It significantly reflects the importance which is being attached to implementation of the Act and compliance with the provisions of the Act at the level of these highest offices in the state,” the communiqué said.
 May 15, 2013 has been set as outer date for furnishing of the return which is vital requirement for formulating Annual Report for 2012-13 by the SIC. “Commission expects rest of the Administrative Departments and Public Authorities showing similar response as that of Raj Bhavan and CM’s secretariat and speed up the furnishing of the annual return in prescribed format also available on  www.jksic.nic.in,” it added. 

Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST

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