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Karna proposal to set up 7 RTI benches in state

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 20:16

Bijapur: Karnataka government proposes to
introduce seven benches in the state for hearing cases filed
before the state Information Commission, RTI Commissioner
Shekhar Sajjan said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters here, he such such benches are
functioning in Maharashtra and that the SIC, in the last five
years, has received 30,000 applications, of which 22,000
cases had been disposed of.

About Rs 30 lakh penalty has been recovered from more than
600 officials for failure to provide information, while 8,000
cases are still pending for disposal, Sajjan said.

He also highlighted the need to create public awareness on

Incharge, Deputy Commissioner Jiddimani who was present,
said the state Revenue department has submitted a Rs 350 crore
proposal to the government for establishing record rooms for
RTI related matters in taluks and districts.


First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 20:16

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