AP HC orders for appointing the State Information Commissioners
The AP High Court has ordered the State Government to appoint Commissioners to the State Information Commission within four weeks. For the past one year, the office of the State Information Commission was operating with just one information commissioner which has led to an increased number of pending appeals. In the past year, the High Courts of Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttaranchal have passed judgments seeking immediate appointment of Information Commissioners in the respective states. Such judgments raise a fundamental question - Why should a citizen be forced to approach a HC just for filling the vacancy of an Information Commissioner?