Friday, February 24, 2012

Re: [HumJanenge] Government, judiciary not interested in RTI disclosures

I have a bunch of papers duely ack by the local PO against delay in delivery of speed posts.
The PMG refuses to reply. Copy was sent to PIO too.
There is a big racket, they are least bothered.
What shd I do???

From: Sarbajit Roy <>
To: "HumJanenge Forum People's Right to Information, RTI Act 2005" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [HumJanenge] Government, judiciary not interested in RTI disclosures

Dear Members

VERY URGENT - please respond.

One of our members, who is very high up with a leading
newspaper/publishing group has kindly offered to file "at least" 1,000
RTI requests to PIOs of various CENTRAL public authorities asking for
their suo-moto disclosure of section 4(1)(b).

The most shocking cases of non-implementation will then highlighted as
a daily series spanning over 2 weeks.

I would therefore request our members to email me (or to the group)
working EMAIL IDs of each and every CPIO of those CENTRAL public
authorities they are interested in exposing.

As I know that many of our members are otherwise quite lazy arm-chair
RTI warriors, I shall regularly be posting this appeal to stimulate
them into action.


On 2/24/12, sarbajit roy <> wrote:
> This article shows the archaic, ill-informed and "cover up" mindset at
> CIC.
> I think it should be made mandatory for all ICs to file at least 5
> RTIs a month in their personal capacity to test if the system is
> working.
> Section 4(1)(b) disclosure is not neither the beginning nor the end of
> RTI. Implement 4(1)(a)fFIRST and THEN 4(1)(c) and 4(1)(d). I (and many
> other RTI experts) say that 4(1)(b) can safely be scrapped from the
> RTI Act if the rest of section 4 is implemented.
> Sarbajit
> Speaking to ET, Central Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra
> said, "The biggest issue on RTI Act implementation is whether the
> government departments have implemented Section 4 (1) (b) and
> voluntarily disclosed information on their websites. We have got a
> study done and when I say that none of the websites of Government of
> India follow the disclosure law, it is not an exaggeration. Even the
> high courts are no better."

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