New Delhi: Having declared information commissions the biggest threat to Right To Information, Shailesh Gandhi, whose term as central information commissioner ends on Friday, predicts the fledgling transparency movement in India could be headed for a premature death.
Will delays in processing RTI complaints make government’s less likely to give information to citizens? AFP
The central information commission (CIC) currently has some 20,000 cases pending before it. At this level of pendency, the average time that a citizen has to wait for his appeal or complaint to be heard is between eight to nine months. In next five years, the waiting period could go up to 3-4 years, says Gandhi. Read more
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