Thursday, February 16, 2012

Re: [HumJanenge] Shortlist names for CIC info commissioners: HC

The case no. is WP(C) 8688/2011.
The petition has been disposed off on 15.02.2011.
The DoPT has said informed the court that 214 applications have been received.


On 2/16/12, M.K. Gupta <> wrote:
> Shortlist names for CIC info commissioners: HC
> New Delhi: The Centre was on Wednesday asked by the Delhi High Court to
> shortlist within a month the names of possible candidates for filling five
> out of the ten sanctioned posts of Information Commissioners in the Central
> Information Commission, lying vacant since 2009.
> A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai
> Endlaw directed the Department of Personnel, which had set up a search panel
> headed by the Cabinet Secretary for the purpose, to complete the exercise
> and place the shortlisted names before the selection committee headed by the
> Prime Minister within a month.
> The court's direction came on a plea by transparency activist R K Jain who
> had pointed out that due to want of requisite number of Information
> Commissioners in CIC, the disposal of cases, filed before it under the
> RTIAct, are taking more than two years.
> The court also directed the government to frame recruitment rules within a
> month to enable the CIC to make its own appointments with regard to the
> subordinate staff of the Commission.
> Jain's counsel Pranav Sachdeva argued before the court that almost 30,000
> cases are pending before the CIC, which takes years to dispose of a matter.
> He argued that as per the RTIAct, information should be given within 30 days
> and if the information is delayed, the purpose of the Act is defeated.
> Source - PTI

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