State Information Commission of West Bengal has been made virtually defunct
I am the advisor and organisor of a civil society organisation titled RTI Committee for Democracy based in Kharagpur. The committee has been actively engaged in RTI related works for ensuring accountability of Government. The committee helps the marginalised section of society in getting their problems solved. The committee suo motu takes up issues with Government those have been plaguing the society for long. Our experience with the Government of West Bengal is very bad. The State Information Commission of West Bengal has been made virtually defunct. The departments of Govt. of West Bengal do not care for the RTI petitions with due seriousness as there is virtually no penal measures taken by Information Commission. The pathetic condition of State Information Commission of West Bengal may be gauged from the fact that notwithstanding submission of appeals/complaints for 12 to 14 cases for more than 01 year ago, nothing has happened. Even a mere acknowledgement was not received from the Commission.
Kindly raise the issue with appropriate forum.
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