Most RTI queries cleared in last 2 years: J&K Govt

RTI Act came into existence in the state in 2009.

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.


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