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Mumbai: Slums redeveloped into housing society to come under RTI for more transparency


Sajib Nandi

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Sajib Nandi

The slums redeveloped into housing societies under Slum Rehabilitation Authority have been brought under Right To Information Act (RTI) in order to bring more transparency. The state Information Commission has declared these to be public authorities under 2 (h) of the RTI act.

 

On 19 December, 2017, the Chief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra had passed an order stating that all the societies built under SRA are public authority. The order also stated that the SRA authority are required to appoint a public information officer as well as the First Appellate Authority (FAA) under RTI. This order was passed after an application was made by Jayprakash Page on the said date. He had sought details of the total number of flats in his society.

 

Read more at: Mumbai: Slums redeveloped into housing society to come under RTI for more transparency | Free Press Journal

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