Computerisation of records of West Bengal SIC abandoned
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has stopped the release of funds for a computerization programme for the West Bengal State Information Commission (SIC) since the SIC failed to provide utilization certificates.
The SIC has been functioning since December 12, 2005 but the computerization of its records which is a requirement of the RTI Act, 2005 has been lagging behind. In fact, the Information Commission is expected to look into the matters related to such lapses by other public authorities and get the compliance done.
It has been reported that many aspects of the website of the West Bengal State Information Commission (http://wbic.gov.in/) have not been updated for almost three years like information on complaints received or disposed and the appeals received or disposed have been updated only upto the middle of 2009.