RTI activists on hunger strike in Gandhinagar
RTI activists from across the state of Gujarat are on a hunger strike at Satyagarh Chhavani in Gandhinagar with a memorandum of demands related to Right to Information (RTI). They have sent 45-point charter of demands to the Chief Secretary and have sought an appointment with the governor to submit their memorandum of demands. The charter of demands for which they are on hunger strike from March 24 includes:
· quick resolution of 50,000 appeals pending with the information commission
· protection of RTI activists when needed,
· appointment of numbers of information commissioners as laid down by RTI Act,
· video conferencing facility for filing appeal in collectorate etc.
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act had revealed that the 50,000 appeals and applications are pending before the State Information Commission of Gujarat.