Is the Selection process of Information Commissioners faulty?
Magsaysay award recipient Mr. Sandeep Pandey has said he approves the action of the Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on returning the list of proposed Information Commissioners to the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Mr. Pandey called for some drastic changes in the selection process from what is existing now. He demanded that a proper notification must be issued in advance for inviting the applications and the scrutiny of the applicants must take place. He favoured appointing non-bureaucrats as Information Commissioners as they proved to be more effective than former bureaucrats. He made a call for people from all walks of life to come forward to take up the job.
Mr. Pandey had come to Hyderabad to participate in a series of programmes on increasing awareness on the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/434
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