Wednesday, July 13, 2016

[rti_india] Desperate times, desperate measures


One of the avowed objectives of the RTI Act, as listed in its preamble, is "to reduce corruption".

I have always held (with evidences) that Information Commissions have themselves become a
new avenue for corruption.

Now comes news from Bihar:

Man sends bribe through post to Bihar official

A man in Bihar has sent a bribe of Rs. 500 by registered post to an official of the Bihar Information Commission to ensure speedy processing of his petition, officials said on Saturday.
'For sweets'
"Sanoj Mishra, a resident of Khagaria district, has also attached a handwritten letter in Hindi in which he requested the official to help him by ensuring speedy trial of his petition and made it clear that Rs. 500 is for sweets for his children," an official of the Information Commission said.
According to officials, Mr. Mishra had addressed the letter to "Bada-babu" of the Commission.
FIR filed
The Commission has lodged an FIR in the Sachivalya police station in Patna in this connection.
However, top officials of the commission are tight-lipped on the issue. — IANS

I hope that I don't have to do something similar form my pending second appeals and complaints in the CIC - since 2011 !



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