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State Information Commissioner


RTI: Mounting appeals, vacant posts add to woes

January 26, 2020 4:29 am

By the end of December 2019, Maharashtra has 49,385 pending second appeals before the eight SIC benches. The SIC Bench in Pune has the highest pendency with 12,687 second appeals to be heard. As the table shows, the Nagpur bench has by far the lowest pendency.

Officers skip RTI second appeal hearings

July 25, 2014 3:19 am

RTI mandates that during hearing, the appellant argues his case.

Balwant Singh to be sworn as new CIC of Gujarat

July 24, 2014 8:25 pm

Singh was appointed as State Information Commissioner after he retired as the Additional Chief Secretary.

Despite official apathy,RTI remains high on Pune citizens’ agenda

October 13, 2013 3:41 am

Vijay Kuvlekar,ex-state information commissioner,said top IAS officers are not taking interest in implementing the RTI Act.

‘RTI Act a double-edged sword,should be used judiciously’

May 06, 2013 2:47 am

At an Idea Exchange,State Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad speaks on a range of issues,such as the challenges faced at the time of implementation of RTI Act and the need for curbing misuse.

Zonal commissioner gets show-cause notice for providing no info under RTI

March 02, 2013 12:00 am

The next hearing is on March 16 at 2 pm through video conferencing.

Applications pile up following SC RTI rider

October 02, 2012 3:44 am

On Monday,73-three-year-old S B Repale was waiting outside the office of State Information Commissioner at the New Administrative Building hoping that his RTI appeals would be heard.

No info commissioners to be appointed without following norms: HC

November 18, 2011 3:03 am

From now,no person will be appointed to the post of the state information commissioner without following a fair and transparent procedure in consonance with directions recently laid down,ruled the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.

Governor takes up Tiwari case with SC

January 19, 2011 3:34 am

Governer K Sankaranarayanan made a reference to the Supreme Court about the removal of State Information Commissioner.

In a first,information commissioner blacklists appellant

December 11, 2010 12:50 am

For the first time ever,the Punjab State Information Commission has blacklisted an appellant and directed the deputy registrar not to accept his applications.