By Atul Patankar
As reported by Jeeva at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 18 September 2009
CHENNAI: V Santhanam, a social worker from Chromepet, is upset with the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission (TNSIC). And with good reason -the Commission, which passes orders everyday directing various public authorities to reply to queries raised under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, has failed to respond to Santhanam's RTI application even though seven months have passed since he filed it.
Santhanam had asked TNSIC to give him the number of appeals received and disposed of in the last three years, the number of public information officers penalised by it for refusing to provide information within the stipulated time of 30 days, their names and details and whether they paid the fine amount.
As there was no reply for his application dated February 13, 2009, Santhanam chose to file a fresh application last month. This too evinced no reply.
Santhanam is not the only applicant unhappy with TNSIC's silence.
Source: RTI applicants sore over info commission?s silence - Chennai - City - NEWS - The Times of India
As reported by Jayaraj Sivan in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 05 August 2010:
Sripathi to be TN info chief? - Chennai - City - The Times of India
Sripathi to be TN info chief?
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief secretary
KS Sripathi is likely to be appointed the state chief information commissioner when S Ramakrishnan retires this month-end, highly placed sources said. S Malathi, vigilance commissioner and commissioner, administrative reforms, could be the new chief secretary.
Sripathi attained superannuation on April 30, but was given an extension by the state government with a view to organising the World Classical Tamil Conference.