Most RTI queries cleared in last 2 years: J&K Govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 19:39
  
Srinagar: Most of the over 7,000 RTI applications seeking information from various government departments have been cleared in the last two years, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Thursday.

So far, 7,328 applications have been received under the RTI Act, which came into existence in the state in 2009, state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather replying on behalf of the chief minister said in Legislative Council.

"Out of a total of 7,328 applications received under the J-K RTI Act 2009 by various departments, only 584 applications are pending for disposal," Rather said in reply to a question by MLC Murtaza Ahmad Khan.

The minister said 6,184 applications have been disposed off within the statutory period, while 560 applications were disposed of with delay.

"In 11 cases, fine, penalty and caution has been issued by the Chief Information Commissioner," the minister said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 19:39


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