Chief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra flies to Delhi to learn disposal
The Chief Information Commissioner of the Maharashtra State Information Commission (SIC) Mr. Ratnakar Gaikwad flew to Delhi in a bid to learn the art of disposing cases with alacrity and the effective use of technology from THE Central Information Commission. Mr. Gaikwad is the former Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and has joined the SIC which has a pendency of over 20,000 appeals. He spent Tuesday morning watching Mr. Shailesh Gandhi hear cases filed in May 2012.
Mr. Gaikwad is presently hearing cases that have been pending since 2009 and 2010 in Maharashtra and wanted a situation where appeals filed a month before could be taken up for hearing. Mr. Shailesh Gandhi has been known for a quick disposal of cases and ran a near paperless office. The appointment of Mr. Gaikwad as the Chief Information Commissioner had been criticized by many RTI activists.