Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

I have send the application related to section 4(1)(b) to Directorate
of estates, Ministry of Petroleum, Bharat petroleum corporation
limited, Hindustan Petroleum corporation limited, Indian Oil
Corporation limited. the application sent to the directorate of
estates is enclosed.

On 2/25/12, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:
> 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.
> Sarbajit
> 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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