More ICs for Uttar Pradesh to give teeth to RTI
There were eight posts of Information Commissioners vacant in the office of Chief Information commission of Uttar Pradesh. To fill the vacancies, the UP government has announced the appointment of eight more Information Commissioners. Eight candidates from various fields including lawyers, former bureaucrats and media persons have been shortlisted for appointment as ICs by a panel, consisting of the Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Medical Education and the leader of opposition in state assembly.
Currently there are only two information commissioners holding offices in UP State Information Commission (SIC) which was hampering the proper implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act.