Appreciation from the Information Commission for setting up a transparent system
The appellant sought information about the details of constituting a Committee looking into the complaints made by the appellant, its present status, daily/monthly progress, ATR, copy of appellant's ACR. The PIO provided information to the appellant and on appeal, the FAA provided additional information to the appellant.
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The Commission viewed each of the points of the RTI application with the respondent and was satisfied that full and complete information as held by the respondent has already been furnished to the appellant. While going over the records of the respondent public authority, the Commission observed that the systems put in place by the Director lend themselves to complete transparency and accountability particularly the system of setting up committees to consider important issues impacting good governance.
It is an uncommon case where the public authority has received appreciation from the CIC. Hopefully, such words of appreciation would encourage other public authorities to walk the extra mile.
Citation: Shri M. Archunan v. Inter University Accelerator in file no. CIC/DS/A/2011/001001
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/47
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