RTI News-Finally Andhra Pradesh gets 3 new Information Commissioners
VIJAYAWADA: The names of retired IPS officer BV Ramana Kumar, retired IFS officer M Ravi Kumar and advocate Katta Janardhana Rao were cleared for appointment as RTI commissioners.
The selection committee consisting of CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu went through the applications submitted by several aspirants on Thursday before finalising the three names. Sources said that though leader of opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is also a member of the selection committee, the government was forced to complete the process without him as he skipped all the three meetings citing his preoccupation with padayatra. The names will be referred to the Governor for his approval.
It is learnt the government will issue notification for appointment of RTI Chief Commissioner post soon and will complete the process at the earliest as there is a case pending in the High Court for completion of the exercise.
With the HC taking a serious view of the delay in appointment of RTI Commissioners by the state government, the committee cleared the names of three persons for RTI Commissioners.
BV Ramana Kumar one among the selected, was known for cracking the sensational Gold Dollar scam in the world renowned TTD. He also worked as the chief vigilance and security officer of TTD besides working as SP of various districts, DIG (CID and Krunool range) and Joint Commissioner of Police Vijayawada.
Now public can view all GOs on internet
As reported in Siasat, Friday, 13 June 2008
Information, Technology and Communications Department (IT&C) has
ensured that automatic uploading of Government Orders on the internet
would take place henceforth.
At the request of Andhra Pradesh Information Commission (APIC),
Suresh Chand, Secretary, e-Governance, IT&C, spot tests were done on
various department for some of the GOs issued and it was found that
uploading was most thorough and comprehensive.
A simple but very useful IT application ensures that each and every
order issued by the departments are available for public viewing on
the internet for instant dissemination.
Earlier it was difficult to monitor whether the Government
departments are putting GOs on the internet or not.
The new system developed by IT&C, which is one of the first of its
kind in the country, has inbuilt self-enforcing features that ensures
the GO is made available for public view as soon as it is issued by
the respective departments without any delay.
Citizens can view GOs of all departments at www.ap.go.in/goir. The
State Information Commission appreciated the initiative taken by IT&C
Department in creating a mechanism which provides proactive
disclosure of orders to citizens immediately.