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RTI applicants sore over info commission’s silence

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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

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Santhanam is not the only applicant unhappy with TNSIC's silence


JP Shah Sir is another one. His long drawn battle to extract similar information can be referred to at http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/75792-post71.html

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