The State Information Commission in Tamil Nadu is functioning in a very inefficient manner. So many petitions which were appealed by the Loksatta Party to the Commission have been delayed and were unjustly rejected.
Also the commission is neither levying any fines nor recommending any departmental action against errant Information officers. Because of this the Information authorities do not take the Information request petitions seriously and tend to impose exorbitant delays on the petitions and neglect them. This attitude of the SIC is against the spirit of the RTI act.
Several Civil society groups are planning for a Hunger strike protest, tomorrow (05-Feb-14) from 9 AM to 5 PM at Chepauk Government guest house, demanding an efficient State Information Commission in Tamil Nadu. Loksatta Party extends its support to this hunger strike protest and party members will be participating in the protest.
Loksatta Party leaders Mr. Jagadheeswaran and Mr. Jaiganesh will start the Phase two of their Bike Yatra from tomorrow (03-2-2014). They will cover Cuddalore, Perambalur, Ariyalur and Trichy districts in Phase two of their journey.
They have already completed their Yatra in Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Vizhuppuram districts.
This Yatra is aimed at spreading awareness about ‘Right To Services’ act and
to demand a strong Lok Ayukta in Tamil Nadu.
To get updates during the Yatra and to see the pictures taken during the Yatra: https://www.facebook.com/events/208782012643559/
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