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RTI activist seeks Governor's intervention in Tripura SIC functioning

as reported in NewKerala.com (UNI) 02 June 2010

 

Agartala, Jun 02 : Former Member of Tripura Legislative Assembly and frontline Right to Information activist Tapas Dey has sought the Governor's intervention in the functioning of the State Information Commission (SIC).

 

Addressing a letter to Tripura Governor Dr DY Patil, Mr Dey alleged that the SIC had been functioning with only one member, who was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner, which was gross violation of Provision 15(2) of Right to Information Act 2005.

 

He said the state government had constituted a two-member SIC in 2006 but the state information commissioner had retired a few months ago and the commission had been functioning with a single member.

 

''As per RTI Act, State Information Commission shall consist of Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner, for not more than ten years, and unless there is a Chief Information Commissioner and at least one State Information Commissioner any function whatsoever cannot be done as the State Information Commission. However, in case of Tripura one member of the SIC was passing judgment, which is against the spirit and practice of the Act,'' Mr Dey underlined.

 

He also pointed out that all the orders as passed by the CIC in the name of the State Information Commission were without jurisdiction and null in the eye of law, in absence of any provision contrary thereto.

 

 

 

 

RTI activist seeks Governor's intervention in Tripura SIC functionin .:. newkerala.com Online News - 119359

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