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CIC officers to play dual role?

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akhilesh yadav

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected a proposal to set up statutory public grievance commissions at the Centre and states to hear appeals from people whose complaints to the government had remained unheard, or unresolved.

Instead, the prime minister’s office (PMO) wants the responsibility to be passed on to information commissions set up under the RTI act or a new ombudsman created by an executive order rather than a law.

RTI activists oppose the move to burden the information commissions with hearing public grievances too.

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CIC officers to play dual role?

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected a proposal to set up statutory public grievance commissions at the Centre and states to hear appeals from people whose complaints to the government had remained unheard, or unresolved.

 

 

Instead, the prime minister’s office (PMO) wants the responsibility to be passed on to information commissions set up under the RTI act or a new ombudsman created by an executive order rather than a law.

 

 

RTI activists oppose the move to burden the information commissions with hearing public grievances too.

 

 

“This will lead to a collapse of the information commissions already crumbling under the weight of RTI appeals,” said Shekhar Singh, an academic who lectures civil servants, besides promoting transparency and accountability.

 

 

The first draft of the public grievances bill was drawn up in 2011 as part of the previous UPA government’s package to strengthen the legal framework to fight corruption.

 

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Prasad GLN

There should be reason for rejecting such proposal, as this entire exercise of structuring it took more than a decade, and a collective compendium of several reports and experts opinion.

Hon. PM can not with a stroke reject the entire labor involved in preparing such a meaningful bill without any specific reason.

(Is this proposal is not giving them an opportunity to post more of their cronies in key posts to satisfy them ?)

 

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There should be reason for rejecting such proposal, as this entire exercise of structuring it took more than a decade, and a collective compendium of several reports and experts opinion.

Hon. PM can not with a stroke reject the entire labor involved in preparing such a meaningful bill without any specific reason.

(Is this proposal is not giving them an opportunity to post more of their cronies in key posts to satisfy them ?)

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jps50

It appears that central govt is trying to further burden information commissions with the work under proposed public service guarantee and redressal of grievances law. Majority of information commissions are over-burdened and hence RTI and proposed public service guarantee will be consigned to law books. Please read:

 

CIC officers to play dual role?

 

Activists must resist such a move to kill RTI, which is on death bed at present.

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Prasad GLN

RTI is a journey and redressal of grievances a destination. Both are important for citizens.

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