India Information Commission Faces Backlog

25 February 2011

More than 15,000 appeals under the Indian Right to Information Act (RTI) are pending with the Central Information Commission.

The information was released by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V. Narayanasamy Feb. 24 and is contained in a government press release.

Narayanasamy said the average monthly receipt and disposal of appeals by the CIC was 2,300 and 1,965, respectively, during January to December, 2010.

About 15,476 appeals and complaints were pending in the commission as on Jan. 31, 2011, according to government tally.

He said the CIC had launched a drive to dispose of appeals and complaints which have been pending for more than three months.

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