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Not satisfied with decision of information commissioner?

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Large number of appellants/complainants is not satisfied with decisions of Information Commissioners [iCs]. However, since there is no provision of review of decisions of ICs at SIC or CIC level, the only remedy lies in filing a writ petition in High Court. This is costly, time consuming and outcome is also uncertain.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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I suggest that whenever appellant/complainant is not satisfied with decision of an IC, he should represent the matter in personal name of concerned IC, with copy to Chief Information Commissioner and Secretary of DoPT, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">New Delhi</st1:City></st1:place> and Head of Dept which oversees RTI act in the state. The representation should be detailed one, preferably drafted by experienced RTI activist, with all supporting averments or earlier decisions of other SIC/CIC in similar matter.<o:p></o:p>

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If this is followed, it will have administrative, moral, positive and persuasive pressure on ICs to refine their future decisions and approach towards information seekers. They will realize that their decisions are being audited by public. Creation of record of defective decisions will also be a deterrent. Govt and Chief Information Commissioner can take administrative steps to correct the situation. There are small solutions to big problems. Little money, time and efforts will have salutary bearing on decisions of ICs, if large number of aggrieved citizens act against faulty decisions of ICs.<o:p></o:p>

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Draft of letter to be addressed is attached, which can be used with changes to suit each individual decision.<o:p></o:p>

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hari om

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the ic order copy yet not received , i called the sic office and have asked for appointment can some attempt be made now before receipt of ordercopy.

jps sir kindly guide as we follower look upon your guidance will forward my draft , will give to all the office .

thanks & regards

Hari om

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hari om

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if not responded /implemented sic order for 100 day is clear voilation of (7)1 if any provision available for sic to give exception not penalize even when prayed for relief.

Hari om

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