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Number of Information Commissioners to contain pendency

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I am attaching judgement dated 14-08-2012 of Hon'ble High Court of Gujarat in connection with number of ICs-vis-a-vis Pendency Status. CIC and most of SICs are suffering from huge pendency of appeals/complaints and consequent delay thereby adversely affecting fundamental right to citizens.

NO OF ICS GUJ HC 140812.pdf

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Dr.S.ANANDKUMAR

Will you please brief the operational part of the judgment? What the order has to finally say? Any directions issued? Any remedy for pendency?

This will save time for viewers to quickly comprehend the judgment and then to get in to it should need be. Having fully acquaint of the said judgment, it must be easy for you to type three or four sentences.

Will you do it please, Mr.jps

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Prasad GLN

True. A brief may help those of us, who could not open the attachment due to system errors.

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karira

It is opening correctly !

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jps50

The ratio is that Commission should have adequate number of ICs so that appeals or complaints are decided within 3 months. Thus govt. can be compelled to post additional ICs based on pendency and disposal by Commission. By this judgement, Govt was compelled to post two additional ICs to clear backlog.

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Prasad GLN

These are not permanent postings and carry emoluments. Once the backlog is cleared and procedure is streamlined, there may not be many cases for appeals.

Every one of us should admit, that every second appeal filed before IC must carry a definite message and those wasting Public money for simple matters must be penalised

 

This year Hon.Karira has not disclosed the cost of each CIC decision. He has to give that calculation and that must be eye opener and must be raised in Parliament also as to who is responsible for such costs. May be as Hon.Karira has declared cost, CIC wanted to bring per capita cost down, by taking more appeals and deciding in a pack up manner with weird and strange decisions. Still a surprise to me lakhs of appeals basing on simple 6 or 7 sections in an Act ?

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koteswararaonerella

we must be thankful for the Jaagthe raho organisation who has filed the writ petetion and the honourable HC pronounced the judgement in 2012 and we are now in january 2015 did the government act within the stipulated time of 2 months for posting additional commissioners , if so we can write to cheif secretaries of other states to follow as in every state and in CIC , thousands of second appeals are pending.

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