Central govt. is churning out to appoint Chief Information commissioner very soon.
There is a plethora of RTI appeals piled up before the central information commission, seeking decision of its chief but dilemma is that CIC’s post has been lying vacant since August 2014 last year.
As umpteen of RTI appeals are pending before the CIC, and if Chief Information Commissioner is appointed today and it works continuously day and night yet it will take him/her 2 years to dispose all the appeals.
Approx. 10,000 appeals are already pending before Central Information Commission New Delhi.
A few months ago a campaign drive was launched by an organization where RTI Activists were propagating the signature campaign and approx one Lakh RTI activists took part in it, it has had somehow mounted pressure on the Modi-Led Central govt. to think of appointing a Chief.
RTI is very good tool for bringing transparency in a Democratic government like India.
As we know that Democracy is the best type of govt. but this fact is true till transparency and accountability is live in the Govt.
Corruption is the offspring of Democracy, it is spawned and nurtured in the Democracy where people elect their representative and mandate their leaders to make policies, but someone the black sheep of our leaders become corrupt and suppression of people’s rights starts from here.
Here the role of RTI comes to make our govt a responsible and accountable.
Nonetheless, belated but good move by the Modi govt to, decide the appointment of CIC for disposing of a stack of RTI appeals. Now our Indian Democracy will get breather as it has have been stifling due to the absence of Chief Information commissioner at the centre.
Hope the fourth pillar of democracy will get new strength and RTI will get new height be with the appointment of new Chief of CIC…
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